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ERIC Number: ED437820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 196
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8031-1296-3
Natural and Artificial Playing Fields: Characteristics and Safety Features.
Schmidt, Roger C., Ed.; Hoerner, Earl F., Ed.; Milner, Edward M., Ed.; Morehouse, C. A., Ed.
These papers are on the subjects of playing field standards, surface traction, testing and correlation to actual field experience, and state-of-the-art natural and artificial surfaces. The papers, presented at the Symposium on the Characteristics and Safety of Playing Surfaces (Artificial and Natural) for Field Sports in 1998, cover the interaction of a sport with the playing field by offering views of designers, administrators, athlete, and sport researchers. Addressed are the problems associated with the correlation of laboratory test results and actual field experience in such areas as footwear design; field testing techniques, the problems with testing a surface and the correlation of the results to a real field situation; and the composition and costs of various types of field surfaces, including a review of artificial turf surfaces, material selection, and performance. (GR)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA.