Force v displacement to measure impact attenuation performance

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INEGI-Instituto de Ciencia Inovacao em Ehgenharia Mechanica e Gestao Industrial
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Chris, 2017
Issue Date:
2017-06-01
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This work uses a novel analysis technique to compare the impact attenuation properties of different children’s playground surface materials, namely: rubber of various thicknesses; sands that were wet, dry, fine and coarse; and 300 mm deep bark. Tests were performed at 2 m, 3 m and 4 m drop heights. A total of 17 individual tests are presented. The mechanical tests performed showed significant differences in the impact attenuation of the materials commonly installed within children’s playgrounds.
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