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Design and selection tools for sports equipment

Johnson, KW and Shercliff, HR and Ashby, MF (1999) Design and selection tools for sports equipment. Technical Report. Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge, UK.

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This report presents work from the first nine month of a project investigating design methodologies and selection tools to promote innovations in sports equipment. Particular consideration is given to product design improvements and new market adoption of advanced materials and processes. Our aim is to couple appropriately similar technologies so as to provide a method of transfer between sports equipment designs. We would like to make barriers between isolated sports equipment markets more transparent without releasing proprietary information. A brief history of sports equipment design is included; issues particularly relevant to material and process technologies are outlined for sports equipment. A start has been made on a software program to express most of this information in a concise and accessible format. The methodology is reviewed with some industrial case studies. There is a need for further research to extend and address the design issues raised in this document; a suggested research programme is attached.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: theme="Materials Selection"
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:19
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 10:58