Brown, Christopher A.
This project uses the Axiomatic Design method to design, prototype and test a ski binding which reduces the likelihood of ACL injury while skiing. The binding was designed using Acclaro was drafted in PRO/Engineer to allow stress analysis using the Finite Element Method. Two prototypes were built in aluminum using a combination of manual and CNC machining. The prototypes can be tested to assess the functionality and feasibility of the binding. Through these tests it will be determined if with more development this type of binding could help reduce ACL injury while skiing.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project