Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

Previous studies have shown that the downward force measured at the AFD (Anti-Friction Device) during a forward release represents the forces acting on the skier's leg more accurately than the conventional method of release, and provides safer release characteristics. Axiomatic design was applied (Suh 1990). A binding system was designed incorporating a linkage and spring system that releases the boot heel at a preset force acting on the AFD. A prototype was built and tested.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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