SPORTSURF Presentations

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Below is a list of the presentations given at the SPORTSURF launch seminar


Below is a list of the presentations given at the 2nd SPORTSURF workshop


Below is a list of the presentations given at the 3rd SPORTSURF workshop


Below is a list of the presentations given at the 4th SPORTSURF workshop


Below is a list of the presentations given at the STARSS Conference

The conference was split into 6 sessions with a number of presentations given during each. Below you can download a copy of each presentations given during the conference. The organisers would like to thank all the authors for permission to make their presentations available on this site. Reproduction of these presentations is not allowed without the authors permission.

1.    Biomechanics

Dr V Stiles: Biomechanical Response to Variations in Natural Turf Surfaces During Running and Turning

Dr K Meijer: The Influences of Soccer Pitch Stiffness on Biomechanical Loading of the Lower Limb

Dr M Carre: Relevance of Mechanical Tests to the Traction of Studded Footwear on Surfaces

2.    Maintenance and Environment

Mr Mike Abbott: The Importance of Maintenance

Dr I James: The Effect of Particulate Contamination on the Infiltration Rates of Synthetic Turf Surfaces

Mrs M Sanchis: Study on the Effect of Maintenance Operations and Season on the Traction of Natural Grass Pitches

Mr A Walker: Grass is Not Always Greener: The Application of Life Cycle Assessment to Natural and Artificial Turf Sports Surfaces

Dr M Bartlett: Engineering soil profiles to reduce earthworm populations

3.    Test Methods

Mr Alastair Cox: Current and New Test Methods

Mr R Verhelst: Development of a Setup for the Study of Ball Roll Behaviour in Soccer on Artificial Turf

Dr C Young: A Review of Mechanical Impact Testing Devices for Sport Surfaces

4.    Measurements and Modelling

Dr C Walker: Computational Modelling of Athlete-Surface Interactions

Mr Hans Cappon: Multiturf: Innovation in Multifunctional Artificial Turf Fields for Sports

Mr Manuel Forero Rueda: Racetrack Turf Impact Measurements for Jockey Head Injury Risk Analysis

Mr E O'Donnel: Using the Lightweight Deflectometer to Evaluate Sport Surfaces

Ms K Severn: Temporal and Spatial Investigations on Water Based Hockey Fields

Prof. P Strying: Reduction of Friction on Artificial Ski Surfaces: Athlete-surfaces Interactions

5.    Yarns and Carpet

Peter Van Reyen: Desso Ltd

Mr R Verhelst: The Sliding Tester: A New Device for Artificial Turf

Mr S Rambour: A New Method to Test the Resilience of a Yarn for Application in Artificial Turf

Mrs M Sanchis: Reference Model for the Development of the Artificial Grass as a Surface for Golf Practice

René Koerhuis: TenCate Thiolon

6.    Governing Bodies Session

Bruce Cruse – The ECB

Steve Williams – The FA

Jean Claude Le Clef – The FIH

Geoff Webb – The IOG

Simon Winman – The RFU