Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The objective of this project was to design, build, and test a snowboard binding system that prevents upper body injury to snowboarders due to the "flyswatter effect". This effect occurs when the user catches the longitudinal edge of the snowboard during turns, swinging the user's upper body towards the terrain. The system was designed to release under shear stress caused by the effect, and a moment lock mechanism activated by normal riding forces was integrated to prevent inadvertent release.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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