From carbon fibre racing bikes to ‘sharkskin’ swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of contemporary sports technology and engineering, providing a complete overview of academic, professional and industrial knowledge and technique.

The book is divided into eight sections covering the following topics :

  • Sustainable Sports Engineering
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Summer Mobility Sports
  • Winter Mobility Sports
  • Apparel and Protection Equipment
  • Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks)
  • Sports Balls
  • Sports Surfaces and Facilities

Written by an international team of leading experts from industry, academia and commercial research institutes, the emphasis throughout the book is on innovation, the relationship between business and science, and the improvement of sports performance. This is an essential reference for anybody working in sports technology, sports product design, sports engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, sports business or applied sport science.

part |40 pages

Sustainable sports engineering

chapter |24 pages

Sustainable Design of Sports Products

ByAleksandar Subic, Adrian Mouritz, Olga Troynikov

chapter |14 pages

Sustainable Manufacturing of Sports Products

ByAleksandar Subic, Bahman Shabani, Mehdi Hedayati, Enda Crossin

part |68 pages

Instrumentation technology

chapter |16 pages

Instrumentation of Sports Equipment

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss

chapter |23 pages

Smart Devices and Technologies for Sports Applications

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss

chapter |12 pages

Instrumentation of Athletes

ByDaniel Arthur James

chapter |15 pages

Technologies in Exertion Games

ByFlorian Mueller

part |60 pages

Summer mobility sports

chapter |19 pages

Design of Racing Bicycles

ByLachlan Thompson

chapter |11 pages

Mountain Bike Technology

ByRobin C. Redfield

chapter |15 pages

Rowing Equipment Technology

ByAlastair Campbell Ritchie, John Dominy

chapter |13 pages

Sport Wheelchair Technologies

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic

part |43 pages

Winter mobility sports

chapter |18 pages

Cross-Country Ski Technology

ByLeonid Kuzmin, Franz Konstantin Fuss

chapter |13 pages

Snowboard Technology

ByPatrick Clifton, Aleksandar Subic, Franz Konstantin Fuss

chapter |10 pages

Ice Hockey Skate Design and Performance

ByRene A. Turcotte, David J. Pearsall

part |80 pages

Apparel and protection equipment

chapter |18 pages

Design and Mechanics of Running Shoes

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss

chapter |19 pages

Sports Apparel

ByAleksandar Subic, Firoz Alam, Olga Troynikov, Len Brownlie

chapter |25 pages

Sports Helmets

ByAleksandar Subic, Firoz Alam, Monir Takla

chapter |16 pages

Design and Mechanics of Mountaineering Equipment

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss, Günther Niegl

part |54 pages

Sports implements

chapter |11 pages

Golf Club Construction, Design and Performance

ByMartin Strangwood, Carl Slater

chapter |19 pages

Tennis Racquet Technology

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic, Rod Cross

chapter |8 pages

Ice Hockey Stick Mechanics and Designs

ByDavid J. Pearsall, Rene A. Turcotte

part |105 pages

Sports balls

chapter |12 pages

The Science and Engineering of Golf Balls

ByMartin Strangwood

chapter |25 pages

Solid Mechanics and Aerodynamics of Cricket Balls

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic, Rabindra Mehta

chapter |13 pages

Mechanical and Aerodynamic Behaviour of Baseballs and Softballs

ByLloyd Smith, Jeff Kensrud

chapter |11 pages

Hockey Balls

ByDan Ranga, Martin Strangwood

chapter |13 pages

Oval-Shaped Sports Balls

Aerodynamics, friction and bounce
ByFiroz Alam, Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic

chapter |16 pages

Aerodynamics and Court Interaction of Tennis Balls

ByFiroz Alam, Franz Konstantin Fuss, Rabindra Mehta, Aleksandar Subic

chapter |13 pages

Aerodynamics and Construction of Modern Soccer Balls

ByFiroz Alam, Takeshi Asai, Rabindra Mehta, Aleksandar Subic

part |42 pages

Sports surfaces and facilities

chapter |12 pages

Artificial Turf

ByPeter Sandkuehler, Allan McLennaghan, Thomas Allgeuer

chapter |13 pages

Natural Turf Sports Surfaces

ByIain T. James

chapter |15 pages

Design of Sports Facilities

ByFranz Konstantin Fuss