Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

Inadvertent release of a ski binding occurs when the ski binding releases the skier under non-injurious loading conditions and has been known to cause loss of control leading to severe upper body injury and death. Work required to release the ski boot from the ski binding is a parameter that influences the tendency for inadvertent release. The project utilized Suh’s Axiomatic method for the design of a device that measures work to release through the simultaneous measurements of torque and displacement. The optical mouse is tested and recommended as a low cost displacement sensor.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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