The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports

Editors: Braghin, F., Cheli, F., Maldifassi, S., Melzi, S., Sabbioni, E. (Eds.)

  • Presents a thorough and coherent approach to the design and optimization of winter sports equipment 
  • Spans a wide range of issues from the basics, such as interactions of snow/ice to materials, innovative solutions, high-end simulations, and dedicated sensor and measurement setups for the different disciplines
  • Provides experimental evidence from top athletes through cooperation with the Italian Winter Sport Federation
  • Features 200 illustrations
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The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of winter sports in a harmonized and comprehensive way for a diverse audience of engineers, equipment and facilities designers, and materials scientists. The book examines the physics and chemistry of snow and ice with particular focus on the interaction (friction) between sports equipment and snow/ice, how it is influenced by environmental factors, such as temperature and pressure, as well as by contaminants and how it can be modified through the use of ski waxes or the microtextures of blades or ski soles. The authors also cover, in turn, the different disciplines in winter sports:  skiing (both alpine and cross country), skating and jumping, bob sledding and skeleton, hockey and curling, with attention given to both equipment design and on the simulation of gesture and  track optimization.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3020-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3019-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4635-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports
Editors
  • Francesco Braghin
  • Federico Cheli
  • Stefano Maldifassi
  • Stefano Melzi
  • Edoardo Sabbioni
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Editor
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3020-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3020-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3019-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4635-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 383
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