Development of a biomechanically validated turf testing rig

Steven Blackburn, Alexander Nicol, Colin Walker

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The aim of this study was to develop an artificial turf testing rig that applied biomechanically validated vertical, shear and torque loads to the surface. Results of initial testing on 3rd generation artificial turf and natural grass soccer pitches are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventXXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics - Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 20055 Aug 2005


ConferenceXXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, Ohio


  • turf testing
  • biomechanics
  • artificial turf
  • loading actions
  • third generation turf

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