Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The objective of this work is to design, build, and test a snowboard binding suspension system that decreases the risk of ankle injuries. Axiomatic design was used to create functional requirements and design parameters based on the goals of the project to ensure that each design aspect was addressed. The system was comprised of four springs that were preloaded to transfer control loads through the device, but absorb potentially injurious loads. This allows the device to act as a normal binding while mediating loads that could cause harm to the rider. Static testing of the device was conducted to examine the extent of work absorbed by the device.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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