The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports

  • Francesco Braghin
  • Federico Cheli
  • Stefano Maldifassi
  • Stefano Melzi
  • Edoardo Sabbioni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Norikazu Maeno
    Pages 1-15
  3. Werner Nachbauer, Peter Kaps, Michael Hasler, Martin Mössner
    Pages 17-32
  4. Francesco Braghin, Edoardo Belloni, Stefano Melzi, Edoardo Sabbioni, Federico Cheli
    Pages 33-51
  5. Stefano Melzi, Edoardo Belloni, Edoardo Sabbioni
    Pages 53-106
  6. Peter Carlsson, M. Ainegren, M. Tinnsten, D. Sundström, B. Esping, A. Koptioug et al.
    Pages 107-151
  7. Mikko Virmavirta
    Pages 153-181
  8. Edoardo Sabbioni, Stefano Melzi, Federico Cheli, Francesco Braghin
    Pages 183-276
  9. Edoardo Belloni, Edoardo Sabbioni, Stefano Melzi
    Pages 277-310
  10. R. A. Turcotte, P. Renaud, D. J. Pearsall
    Pages 311-326
  11. Norikazu Maeno
    Pages 327-347
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book


The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of winter sports in a harmonized and comprehensive way for a diverse audience of engineers, equipment and facilities designers, and materials scientists. The book examines the physics and chemistry of snow and ice with particular focus on the interaction (friction) between sports equipment and snow/ice, how it is influenced by environmental factors, such as temperature and pressure, as well as by contaminants and how it can be modified through the use of ski waxes or the microtextures of blades or ski soles. The authors also cover, in turn, the different disciplines in winter sports:  skiing (both alpine and cross country), skating and jumping, bob sledding and skeleton, hockey and curling, with attention given to both equipment design and on the simulation of gesture and  track optimization.


Chemistry of Snow and Ice Microtextures of Blades Simulation of Gesture Ski Waxes Sport Equipment Design Surface Properties of Ski Sole Track Optimization Winter Sports

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Braghin
    • 1
  • Federico Cheli
    • 2
  • Stefano Maldifassi
    • 3
  • Stefano Melzi
    • 4
  • Edoardo Sabbioni
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.AC Milan SpAMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  5. 5.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3019-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3020-3
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