Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The project involved the design and manufacturing of two snowboards. Each snowboard was manufactured with a different longitudinal stiffness by varying the placement of fiberglass throughout the snowboard. Laboratory tests as well as slope tests were performed on the snowboards to determine the overall effect of longitudinal stiffness on snowboard performance. From the tests and research it was determined that a stiffer snowboard results in deeper carving and increased turning difficulty.

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

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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