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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2020

Authors: Hayati, H; Eager, D; Peham, C; Yujie, Qi

Title: Dynamic Behaviour of High Performance of Sand Surfaces Used in the Sports Industry.

Source: Vibration 2020; 3(4): 410-424.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Peham Christian

Vetmed Research Units
University Equine Clinic, Clinical Unit of Equine Surgery

The sand surface is considered a critical injury and performance contributing factor in different sports, from beach volleyball to greyhound racing. However, there is still a significant gap in understanding the dynamic behaviour of sport sand surfaces, particularly their vibration behaviour under impact loads. The purpose of this research was to introduce different measurement techniques to the study of sports sand surface dynamic behaviour. This study utilised an experimental drop test, accelerometry, in-situ moisture content and firmness data, to investigate the possible correlation between the sand surface and injuries. The analysis is underpinned by data gathered from greyhound racing and discussed where relevant.

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