Vibration of snowboard decks

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Title Vibration of snowboard decks
Author Fuss, Franz Konstantin; Cazzolato, Ben; Shepherd, Ashley; Harding, Jason
Journal Name Procedia Engineering
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Vibrations of snowboards are closely related to their performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequencies of bending and torsional modes, the damping ratios and location of node lines in two boards with different torsional stiffness under free-free boundary conditions with a non-contact laser vibrometer. The frequencies of the first three bending modes were at 16, 37, and 65 Hz. The frequencies of the first three torsional modes were at 30, 54 and 86 Hz in one board, and 10% higher in the 2nd board. The damping ratios of the two boards investigated ranged between 0.3 and 0.6% for bending and between 0.6 and 1% for torsion. The location of the node lines was comparable to a free-free beam with constant cross-section. Vibration analysis should be a standard investigation for benchmarking of snowboards, in addition to mechanical and geometrical parameters.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 2
Issue Number 2
Page from 2863
Page to 2867
ISSN 1877-7058
Date Accessioned 2011-02-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Movement and Sports Science; Manufacturing Engineering
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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