Baseball.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Baseball.- An Experimental Investigation of Baseball Bat Durability.- Bending Modes, Damping, and the Sensation of Sting in Baseball Bats.- Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Baseball Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Performance.- The Effect of Spin on the Flight of a Baseball.- Rigid Wall Effects on Softball Coefficient of Restitution Measurements.- The Effect of Holding Methods on a Baseball Bat Performance Estimation System.- Climbing - Instrumentation and Testing of Equipment.- Synopsis of Climbing - Instrumentation and Testing of Equipment.- An Estimation of the Load Rate Imparted to a Climbing Anchor During Fall Arrest.- Dynamics of Speed Climbing.- Instrumented Climbing Holds and Dynamics of Sport Climbing.- Forces Generated in a Climbing Rope During a Fall.- Rock Climbing Belay Device Analysis, Experiments and Modeling.- Cycling.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Cycling.- Thermo-mechanical Modification Techniques for Structural Foams used in Racing Bicycle Wheels.- The Effect of a Non-Circular Chainring on Cycling Performance.- Dynamic Characteristics of Modern Mountain Bikes Rear Linkages.- An Ambient Intelligence System to Assist Team Training and Competition in Cycling.- Indoor-Simulation of Team Training in Cycling.- A Bond Graph Model of a Full-Suspension Mountain Bicycle Rear Shock.- Track Cycling: An Analytical Model.- Forces During Cycling After Total Knee Arthoplasty.- A Study of Aerodynamic Drag and Thermal Efficiency of a Series of Bicycle Helmets.- Golf.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Golf.- An Instrumented Grip Handle for Golf Clubs to Measure Forces and Moments Exerted by Each Hand During Swing Motion.- The Aerodynamic Influence of Dimple Design on Flying Golf Ball.- Experimental Verification of Trajectory Analysis of Golf Ball under Atmospheric Boundary Layer.- Validation of Accelerometers and Gyroscopes to Provide Real-time Kinematic Data for Golf Analysis.- Investigation of Wrist Release During the Golf Swing by Using a Golf Swing Robot.- Segmental Sequencing of Kinetic Energy in the Golf Swing.- Gymnastics.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Gymnastics.- Effect of Shoulder Compliance on Peak High Bar Forces During the Giant Swing.- Effect of Horizontal Surface Compliance on Balance Strategies.- Predicting High Bar Forces in the Longswing.- Musculoskeletal Work in the Longswing on High Bar.- Lawn Sports.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Lawn Sports.- Quantification of the Cricket Bowling Delivery; a Study of Elite Players to Gauge Variability and Controllability.- Ball Launch Characteristics for Elite Rugby Union Players.- A Novel Quantitative Method for the Determination of Wear in an Installed Synthetic Turf System.- Multi-optimization of Three Kicks in Rugby.- The Mechanical Behaviour of Cricket Soils During Preparation by Rolling.- Studies on the Oblique Impact of a Cricket Ball on a Cricket Pitch.- Test Devices for the Evaluation of Synthetic Turf Pitches for Field Hockey.- Skiing, Snowboarding and Ski Jumping.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Skiing, Snowboarding and Ski Jumping.- Laboratory Device for Measuring the Friction Between Ski-Base Materials and Ice or Snow.- Biomechanical Instrumentation of the BergIsel Jumping Hill in Innsbruck and Exemplary Analyses.- Dynamic Properties of Materials for Alpine Skis.- Calculation of Friction and Reaction Forces During an Alpine World Cup Downhill Race.- Measurement of Jumper's Body Motion in Ski Jumping.- Riding on Air: A New Theory for Lift Mechanics of Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding.- Subjective Evaluation of the Performance of Alpine Skis and Correlations with Mechanical Ski Properties.- Timing of Force Application and Joint Angles During a Long Ski Turn.- Effect of Bindings and Plates on Ski Mechanical Properties and Carving Performance.- Development of a Prototype that Measures the Coefficient of Friction Between Skis and Snow.- Football.- Synopsis of Current Developments:
Golf general concerns.- Ski/other Winter Sports.- Athletics.- Cycling.- Tennis and other Racket Sports.- Soccer.- Baseball.- Lawn Sports.- Motorsports.- Fitness.- Climbing.- Outdoor Sports.- Sailing/Water Sports.- Performance Sports.- Gymnastics.
This proceedings volume of the ISEA 2006 examines sports engineering, an interdisciplinary subject which encompasses and integrates not only sports science and engineering but also biomechanics, physiology and anatomy, and motion physics. This is the first title of its kind in the emerging field of sports technology.
First title of its kind in the emerging field of sports technology