Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to reduce the occurrence of sliding injuries in baseball and softball. Through the literature review, it was discovered that effective countermeasures do exist, and would save an estimated $2 billion annually in injury related costs, but are underused due to a variety of factors, including impracticality, cost, and negative impact on gameplay. Axiomatic design principles were used to generate the best solution for this problem. Through this approach, a base for softball and baseball was developed which will absorb injurious loads only under certain conditions, improving the bases adoption.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-09-05

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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