0
RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Research Papers

A Force-Indentation Relationship for Gymnastic Mats

[+] Author and Article Information
F. Gatto

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

P. Swannell

School of Engineering, University College of Southern Queensland, Queensland, Australia

R. Neal

Department of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

J Biomech Eng 114(3), 338-345 (Aug 01, 1992) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2891393 History: Received March 05, 1991; Revised October 27, 1991; Online March 17, 2008

Abstract

The mechanical properties of a series of gymnastic surfaces are investigated. A Force–Indentation relationship is obtained for each surface. This law can be used to simulate the ground reaction force during under-foot impact with a gymnastic surface. The law is independent of many of the properties of the striking body and when incorporated into a system of differential equations describing the motion of the impacting body, can be used to compute system responses and to investigate the importance of different properties of the various surfaces. Several examples, using both a single, rigid mass and a four link, articulated system are presented, and demonstrate that the relationship can be satisfactorily incorporated into a solution algorithm for a large–displacement dynamical analysis.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In