Materials in Sports Equipment

Materials in Sports Equipment

2nd Edition - May 18, 2019

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  • Editor: Aleksandar Subic
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025833
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025826

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Materials in Sports Equipment, Second Edition, provides a detailed review on the design and performance of materials in sports apparel, equipment and surfaces in a broad range of sporting applications. Chapters cover materials modeling, non-destructive testing, design issues for sports apparel, skull and mouth protection, and new chapters on artificial sport surfaces, anthropometric design customization, and 3D printing in sports equipment. In addition, the book covers sports-specific design and material choices in a range of key sports, from baseball, rowing, and archery, to ice hockey, snowboarding, and fishing. Users will find a valuable resource that explicitly links materials, engineering and design principles directly to sports applications, thus making it an essential resource to materials scientists, engineers, sports equipment designers and sports manufacturers developing products in this evolving field.

Key Features

  • Provides both updated and new chapters on recent developments in the design and performance of advanced materials in a number of sports applications
  • Discusses varying aspects, such as the modeling of materials behavior and non-destructive testing
  • Analyzes the aerodynamic properties of materials and the design of sports apparel and smart materials
  • Explores new topics on athletic equipment, such as 3D printing and anthropometric design customization and on artificial sports surfaces


R&D in sports materials, material scientists, sports manufacturers and product designers, Athletes and trainers; sports engineers, Students in sports engineering, technology or materials

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: General Issues
    1. Modelling of materials for sports equipment
    Martin Strangwood
    2. Non-destructive testing of sports equipment: the use of infrared thermography
    Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
    3. Protective helmets in sports
    Scott Piland
    4. Wearable technologies in sports
    Farnaz Memarian, Shahrzad Rahmani, Maryam Yousefzadeh and Masoud Latifi
    5. 3D Printing of sports equipment
    Mladenko Kajtaz, Martin Leary, Milan Brandt and Aleksandar Subic
    6. 5 Mouth protection in sports
    Scott Piland

    Part 2: Specific Sports
    7. Benchmarking and regulation of glove grip in Australian football
    Franz Konstantin Fuss
    8. Design and materials in baseball
    9. Design and materials in snowboarding
    10. Design and materials in ice hockey
    David James Pearsall
    11. Design and materials in fly fishing
    12. Design and materials in archery
    Bob W. kooi
    13. Design and materials in rowing
    14. Design and materials in athletics
    Nicholas Linthorne
    15. Design and materials in fitness equipment
    16. Foot orthosis in running
    Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada and Irene Jimenez-Perez
    17. Compressive garments in running.
    Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada and Pedro Pérez-Soriano
    18. Nanotechnology in sport clothing
    Masoud Latifi and Ali Akbar Gharehaghaji

Product details

  • No. of pages: 604
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: May 18, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025833
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025826

About the Editor

Aleksandar Subic

Professor Aleksandar Subic is the Chair of Mechanical Design and Head of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the Chairman of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Design. Professor Subic is internationally respected for his research in the field of sports engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Aleksandar Subic, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Development), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

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