Characterising the impact performance of field hockey sticks

ALLEN, Tom, FOSTER, Leon, CARRÉ, Matt and CHOPPIN, Simon (2012). Characterising the impact performance of field hockey sticks. Sports Engineering, 15 (4), 221-226.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12283-012-0099-2
Link to published version:: 10.1007/s12283-012-0099-2

Abstract

Published research on field hockey equipment is scarce. The aim of this research was to investigate methods for characterising the impact performance of field hockey sticks. Three sticks were used with fundamental frequencies in the range 74–154 Hz. Striking an initially still ball with a stick was identified as the preferred method for characterising performance. Impacts were simulated at mean velocities of 19 m/s at toe and 16 m/s at the shaft. The mean apparent coefficient of restitution and standard deviation were −0.32 ± 0.05 at the toe and −0.18 ± 0.02 at the shaft. The foundation work presented here provides the foundations for developing a methodology for characterising the impact performance of field hockey sticks.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1007/s12283-012-0099-2
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 10:53
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 16:07
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6365

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