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Materials in Sports Equipment - Mike Jenkins

Materials in Sports Equipment

Hardcover Published: 15th August 2003
ISBN: 9780849317668
Number Of Pages: 407

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Presenting the latest research from a distinguished panel of international contributors, Materials in Sports Equipment on the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports equipment. The book provides insight into the overall influence of materials in sports and the significance of material processing and design. It explores how individual sports have benefited from recent improvements in material technology and analyses the way in which improvements in our understanding of biomechanics and the engineering aspects of sports equipment performance have influenced materials and design.

List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
General usesp. 7
Foam protection in sportp. 9
Performance of sports surfacesp. 47
Running shoe materialsp. 65
Balls and ballisticsp. 100
Particular sportsp. 127
Materials in golfp. 129
Surface engineering in sportp. 160
Materials and tennis stringsp. 196
Materials and tennis racketsp. 222
Materials in bicyclesp. 249
Materials in mountaineeringp. 279
Materials in skiingp. 326
Materials in cricketp. 342
Materials in Paralympic sportsp. 376
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780849317668
ISBN-10: 0849317665
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 407
Published: 15th August 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1