Sport Aerodynamics

Sport Aerodynamics

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In sport disciplines such as running, ice skating, bicycling and cross-country skiing the aerodynamic drag force constitutes the major obstacle to overcome. Furthermore, in ski jumping and in various activities involving a ball the aerodynamic lift force comes in addition into action. This book describes the various sport disciplines on the basis of aerodynamic analysis and also cover the biomechanics part by illustrative performance examples. Such treatment of the underlying physical phenomena of sport activities gives a valuable supplement to existing literature on sport. The reader will also be guided to references which exist for the various topics discussed, so she or he can go into a deeper study of the particular sport activity at wish.The angle V of the skis to each other was determined from digitized video images taken from approximately 200 to 300 m distance (Professional SVHS, JVC KY 17 FIT camera with JVC TV lens UM, 1:1.4, 7.5 - 97.5). W. Miiller et al. 1996 (1)anbsp;...

Title:Sport Aerodynamics
Author:Helge Noerstrud
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-06-23


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