Natural and Artificial Playing Fields: Characteristics and Safety Features

    Schmidt RC, Hoerner EF, Milner EM, Morehouse CA
    Published: 1990

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    What is the ideal surface for a particular sport for both the performance and safety of the athlete? STP 1073 presents the view of designers, administrators, athletes, and sports researchers in an attempt to answer this question.

    19 peer-reviewed papers cover:

    • playing field standards

    • surface traction

    • testing and correlation to actual field experience

    • state-of-the art natural and artificial surfaces.

    For athletic directors, physical educators, athletic field maintenance/ground keepers, biomechanics, researchers, exercise physiologists, manufacturers of sport shoes, sports medicine practitioners, agronomists who are working in this area.

    Table of Contents

    Schmidt R.

    Safety Recommendations in the Design of Athletic and Sports Fields
    Mittelstaedt A.

    Matching the Playing Field to the Player
    Adrian M., Xu D.

    Recommendations for the Operation and Safer Use of Playing Fields
    Cosgrove F.

    Standards for the Playing Quality of Natural Turf for Association Football
    Baker S., Bell M., Canaway P., Holmes G.

    Standards for the Playing Quality of Artificial Turf for Association Football
    Baker S.

    Traction Characteristics of Outsoles for Use on Artificial Playing Surfaces
    Valiant G.

    Design Criteria for Footwear and Functional Testing on Artificial and Natural Surfaces
    Abraham C., Newman M., Pugh J., Shulman L.

    Problems Associated with Testing the Impact Absorption Properties of Artificial Playing Surfaces
    Martin R.

    Tolerance of Several Cool-Season Turfgrasses to Simulated Sports Traffic
    Cockerham S., Gibeault V., Leonard M., Van Dam J.

    Portable Apparatus for Assessing Impact Characteristics of Athletic Field Surfaces
    Rogers J., Waddington D.

    Benefits of Testing for the Owners of Artificial and Natural Turf
    Schefsky R.

    An Automated System for Field Testing and Soil Impact Analysis
    Bregar M., Moyer W.

    Laboratory Measurements of Impact Absorption on Turfgrass and Soil Surfaces
    Henderson R., Morehouse C., Waddington D.

    Effects of Management Practices on Impact Absorption and Shear Resistance in Natural Turf
    Rogers J., Waddington D.

    Prescription Athletic Turf System
    Daniel W.

    Feasibility Assessment of Randomly Oriented, Interlocking Mesh Element Matrices for Turfed Root Zones
    Beard J., Sifers S.

    Selection of Materials for Artificial Turf Surfaces
    Leffingwell J., Orofino T.

    Performance Standards for Artificial Turf Surfaces
    Breland R.

    Selecting a Synthetic Turf Surface
    Milner E.

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: F08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1073-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5133-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1296-4

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