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Finite Element Model of an Impact on a Palmar Pad from a Snowboard Wrist Protector

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Sports Engineering TEAM, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
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School of Healthcare Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, UK
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Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S60 5TZ, UK
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Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2LX, UK
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Presented at the 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26–29 March 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(6), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060314
Published: 22 February 2018
Wrist injuries are the most common types of injury in snowboarding. Protectors can reduce injury risk by limiting wrist hyperextension and attenuating impact forces. There are a range of wrist protector concepts available, but it is unclear if any particular design is more effective. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a finite element model of an impact on the palmar pad from a protector. Pad material from a protector was characterised to obtain stress vs strain data, and determine whether it was rate dependent. Material data was implemented into a finite element model to predict impact behavior at 2.5 J. Four material models were investigated, with an Ogden model paired with a Prony series providing the best agreement to experimental data. Future work will build a model of a complete protector for predicting the protective levels of these products.
Keywords: snowboarding; injury; wrist protectors; finite element modelling; impact testing snowboarding; injury; wrist protectors; finite element modelling; impact testing
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Newton-Mann, C.; Winwood, K.; Driscoll, H.; Hamilton, N.; Allen, T. Finite Element Model of an Impact on a Palmar Pad from a Snowboard Wrist Protector. Proceedings 2018, 2, 314. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060314

AMA Style

Newton-Mann C, Winwood K, Driscoll H, Hamilton N, Allen T. Finite Element Model of an Impact on a Palmar Pad from a Snowboard Wrist Protector. Proceedings. 2018; 2(6):314. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060314

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Newton-Mann, Chloe; Winwood, Keith; Driscoll, Heather; Hamilton, Nick; Allen, Tom. 2018. "Finite Element Model of an Impact on a Palmar Pad from a Snowboard Wrist Protector" Proceedings 2, no. 6: 314. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060314

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