Topical Collection "Sports Equipment and Materials"

A topical collection in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This collection belongs to the section "Materials".

Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Leon Foster

Centre for Sports Engineering Research, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
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Interests: Material testing, performance modelling, Auxetic materials, Mechanical engineering
Guest Editor
Dr. Oliver Duncan

Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
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Interests: material testing; performance modelling; auxetic materials; negative stiffness materials; mechanical engineering
Guest Editor
Dr. Thomas Allen

Sports Engineering Research Team, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
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Interests: sports engineering; finite element analysis; material characterization; experimental mechanics; sports injury prevention; sports equipment design; auxetic materials
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Dr. James Webster

Under Armour Inc, Baltimore 21230, UK
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Interests: material testing; advanced manufacturing; material development; apparel; footwear; accessories; PPE
Guest Editor
Prof. Andy Alderson

Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
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Interests: material testing; performance modelling; auxetic materials; negative stiffness and negative thermal expansion

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world of sport is dominated by materials; they are a key component of every piece of sports equipment; every modern playing surface; and of clothing, footwear, and safety devices. History has shown that advances in materials have usually gone hand in hand with noticeable performance improvements. Any change or introduction of new materials into elite sport must be closely governed so as not to cause too-drastic of a performance increase and/or be detrimental to the spectacle of the sport. Materials are also making sport and recreational activities safer by improving the performance of safety devices and personal protective equipment (PPE). Along with all of these developments, new manufacturing processes and the use of new types of materials have brought down the costs of equipment, making certain sports more accessible to more people.

This Topical Collection on “Sports Equipment and Materials" is dedicated to recent advances in the research and development of the materials, equipment design, surfaces, apparel, and the human body in relation to sport and physical activity. We invite you to submit research articles or reviews on the latest research work in these areas, with emphasis on applications in all areas of science and engineering.

Dr. Leon Foster
Dr. Oliver Duncan
Dr. Thomas Allen
Dr. James Webster
Prof. Andy Alderson
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Instrumentation
  • Testing
  • Performance
  • Protection
  • Modelling
  • Finite element analysis
  • Composite
  • Polymer
  • Equipment
  • Impact

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