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Role of Materials Technology in Sporting Performance, The

Synopsis
How can cyclists go faster, pole vaulters go higher or golfers hit the ball further? The answers include being fitter and stronger but also in using the most appropriate sports equipment.The influence of equipment design and the materials used have long been claimed to have a dramatic effect on sporting performance. In this talk Dr Claire Davis investigates the influence of design and materials on various aspects of sporting performance, including perception, safety and marketing. 56-minute lecture delivered as the BA Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture at the BA Festival of Science on 4/9/2006.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2006
Notes
A companion video THE ROLE OF MATERIALS .... BEHIND THE SCENES about Claire Claire Davis’s work in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham is also streamed on the website. Her research has concentrated on sports technology, including optimising performance of golf equipment and the link between composite microstructure and properties in vaulting poles.
Subjects
Engineering; Sports science; Technology
Keywords
engineering design; materials science; sports equipment

Online availability

URI
http://www.sciencelive.org/component/option,com_mediadb/task,view/idstr,CUSP-BAFOS06-04b-Davies
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Claire Davis

Distributor

Name

ScienceLive

Web
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