Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


The goal of this Major Qualifying Project (MQP) was to design and build a ski binding tester that could be built at other locations. The tester was designed to meet the standards described in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F504 document. Furthermore, the project aimed to add additional measurements for ski binding performance by analyzing the relationship between linear boot displacement in a ski binding and the moment about the z axis described in ASTM F504. The methods used in this project included the use of the program LabVIEW for data validation purposes, lever arm length ratios for displacement measurements, and two distinct pulley systems that produced forces capable of achieving the ASTM standards.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering