By AJ Subic;S. J. Haake

Activities engineering is an interdisciplinary topic, which encompasses and integrates not just activities technology and engineering (including biomechanics, physics and different subsections of common science), but additionally a lot broader matters which are of paramount significance to constructing and imposing new activities technology.This e-book presents an summary of the cutting-edge in activities know-how and the most recent modern advancements from the point of view of either business perform and educational study. It brings jointly the paintings of researchers from Europe, North the US, Asia, Australia and Africa lower than the next 4 headings:Sports Engineering, layout and activities expertise, permitting wisdom and complicated research innovations.

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In the case of sports equipment, insights, and therefore creativity, frequently derive from < previous page page_21 next page > < previous page page_22 next page > Page 22 the raw material itself. For this reason, we have chosen to focus on the use and knowledge of material technologies that are available to the sports equipment designer. Understanding the attributes and limitations of a material leads us towards creative solutions. In design, creative ideas for one product often come from a completely unrelated product: from cellular phones to coffee makers, from automobiles to stereo speakers, from paperclips to computers.

In principle, any ball which conforms to the weight and dimensions set out in the laws of the game can be used to play Real Tennis. Recognising the labour involved in ball making, attempts have been made over the past thirty years to produce balls with different cores which reduce the labour involved in ball making. However, even though they are not illegal according to the laws of the game, these have not been accepted by players, because neither the flight performance nor the rebound resilience have been sufficiently similar to those of the traditional hand-made ball.

This system allows the designer of one class of sports equipment to access information about related types of equipment quickly and without effort. We briefly explore two case studies below: fishing rods with golf clubs, and snowshoes with tennis racquets. They illustrate further how the system works. Fishing Rods with Golf Clubs In this first case study, we consider a fishing rod specifically the pole. A fishing pole has design intents such as energy transfer, high stiffness-to-weight, and feel; it is apparent that the product design profile for a golf club shaft shares common links in both product family and design intent.

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