The Engineering Characteristics of Snow Skis—Part 1: Static Bending and Torsional Characteristics

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A. Deak

Mathematical Sciences Northwest Inc., Seattle, Wash.

J. Jorgensen

Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

J. Vagners

Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

J. Eng. Ind 97(1), 131-137 (Feb 01, 1975) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438525 History: Received November 19, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


This paper presents the results of analytical and experimental studies of static bending and torsional characteristics of snow skis. The purpose of the work is to develop analytical and experimental techniques that would be useful to the ski designer who must continually explore the applicability of new materials and geometric arrangements to snow ski construction. A brief review of composite shallow beam theory is presented in a form directly applicable to ski analysis. The experimental setup to verify the analytical results is described.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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