Faculty Advisor

Defalco, Frank D.


This Interactive Qualifying Project deals with the growing use of artificial turf for athletic fields as an alternative to natural grass. Many people feel that artificial turf causes more injuries to the players than grass, and some feel that it simply changes the game. The goal of this project is therefore to determine whether or not artificial turf is a practical alternative and whether or not it does in fact cause more player injuries.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering