Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The leading causes of death among skiers are uncontrollable falls, which are often caused by a phenomenon called inadvertent release. Using Nam Suh’s Axiomatic Design method, this project focused on developing a torque-displacement system, which could determine the work required to release a ski boot from its binding. Measuring work-to-release identifies bindings’ susceptibility to inadvertent release through assessing its shock absorptive capabilities. However, due to the tested displacement sensors having an unacceptably high uncertainty a work-to-release device was not created. However, an electronic torque to release dynamometer that could be integrated with several identified displacement methods, was designed, manufactured, and tested.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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