Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The project involved the design and manufacture of two non-uniform composite beams modeled as alpine skis. Each ski was designed to have a different longitudinal stiffness to determine its effect on ski performance. Laboratory testing was performed on the two composite beams, as well as an analysis and field test. The results indicated a correlation between ski bending stiffness at very low speeds, but at higher speeds the stiffness difference could not be felt.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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