Vienna 2004 - Review of Test Procedures for Synthetic Turf

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V01 IntroductionHans J. Kolitzus, IST/USSL
V02 Environmental Compatibility

Reporter: Dr. Christa Hametner, OFI

Referenced Documents:

  • The DIN Concept
    • Comments on the DIN Concept by Hans J. Kolitzus. Click [here].
    • History of the DIN Concept by Hans J. Kolitzus. Click [here].
    • Introduction to the DIN Concept by Hans J. Kolitzus. Click [here].
    • DIN 18035-7:2002-06 Sports Grounds Part 7; "Synthetic Turf Areas", Determination of Environmental Compatibility Click [here].
  • Swiss Federal School of Education (ESSM/BASPO) Guideline #105
V03 Ball Rebound

Reporter: Bernd + Jürgen Härting, IST

Referenced Documents

  • EN 12 235 "Vertical Ball Behaviour"
  • DIN 18032-2 "Sports Hall Surfaces"
  • DIN 18035-7 "Synthetic Turf Areas"
  • BS 7044 Sct. 2.1 "Ball-Surface Interaction"
  • ASTM F 2117 "Ball Rebound"
  • UEFA Manual
  • FIFA Manual
  • ITF Guideline
  • FIH Requirements
PDF DocumentBall Rebound (202Kb)
V04 Ball Roll Behaviour

Subject : Ball Roll Behaviour

Reporter: Morten Gabrielsen, NBI

Referenced Documents:

How to calculate the ball roll distance from timing gate measurements, Hans J. Kolitzus. Click [here].
Connection between ball roll distance and velocity change, M. Gabrielsen.Click [here].
Comments on "Connection between ...." , John I. Dunlop.Click [here].

V05 Ball PaceReporter : Alastair Cox, CST Mattlock.
PDF DocumentBall Pace (670Kb)
V06 Artificial Athletes

Reporter: Hans J. Kolitzus, IST, USSL

Referenced Documents:

Factors influencing the Results by Mark Harrison. Click [here].
Comments on Function and Use by Hans J. Kolitzus. Click [here].
Calibration of Artificial Athlete by Bernd Härting.. Click [here].
Measurement of Sports Surface Resilience by John I. Dunlop. Click [here].
Berlin Athlete Filters by John I. Dunlop. Click [here].
Summary of Presentation. Click [here].

V07 Rotational Resistance & Sliding Resistance

Reporter : Alastair Cox, CST Mattlock

Items to be addressed.

Tests adopted by sports governing bodies
TRRL Pendulum
Leroux Pendulum
DIN Friction Tester
Rotational Resistance (Traction)
A review of the different apparatus and discussion about the strength and weaknesses of each.

Ways of improving the reproducibility and repeatability of each.

V08 Wear

Dominique Boisnard, Labosport

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PDF DocumentWear (19Kb)
V09 Permeability

Morten Gabrielsen, NBI

PDF DocumentPermeability (400Kb)
V10 Aging

Konrad Binder, ofi

Referenced Documents

  • EN ..... Aging
  • DIN 18035-7 "Synthetic Turf Areas"
  • FIFA Manual
  • OISS Guideline
  • Q-Panel: QUV & Q-Sun - A Comparison of Two Effective Approaches to Accelerated Weathering. Click [here].
PDF DocumentAging (1279Kb)
V11 Burning BehaviourWalter Müller, ofi
V12 The Socra-Turf Project

John Willems, TNO and Juan Dura, IBV

Items to be addressed (Willems).

  • The approach of development of new generations artificial turf?
  • What are experiences of users on artificial turf pitches for soccer?
  • What are the possible improvements/critical properties of current fields according to the users?
  • To which extent the list of requirements of the users are tested in standard mechanical tests?
  • How should we develop and evaluate surfaces in the future?
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