publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Auxetic Foam for Snow-Sport Safety Devices

Allen, Tom; Duncan, Olly; Foster, Leon; Senior, Terry; Zampieri, Davide; Edeh, Victor; Alderson, Andrew;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: International Society for Skiing Safety
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Skiing and snowboarding are popular snow-sports with inherent risk of injury. There is potential to reduce the prevalence of injuries by improving and implementing snow-sport safety devices with the application of advanced materials. This paper investigates the application of auxetic foam to snow-sport safety devices. Composite pads - consisting of foam covered with a semi-rigid shell - were investigated as a simple model of body armour and a large 70 x 355 x 355 mm auxetic foam sample was fabricated as an example crash barrier. The thermo-mechanical conversion process was applied to convert open-cell polyurethane foam to auxetic foam. The composite pad with aux...
Subjects
free text keywords: Composite number, Padding, Compression (physics), Fabrication, Auxetics, Rod, Composite material, Polyurethane, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Armour, Materials science

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