Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


The goal of this project was to design and simulate a test of a releasable binding disc that could be placed in between the snowboard binding and the snowboard. The project would allow riders to disengage their rear foot from the snowboard to allow for easier loading and unloading from the chairlift. This would make it easier for beginners to learn as well as reduce the annoyance of flat stretches. The device was designed using the axiomatic design philosophy. Solidworks was used to create a three dimensional model which was put through stress tests. The Releasable Binding Disc is designed to prevent vertical movment by way of a pair of interlocking rings held in place by tabs which are spaced to allow them to be disengaged.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2009


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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