A Study Into LDPE As An Undersurfacing Material For Injury Prevention and Risk Minimisation In Children's Playgrounds

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dc.contributor.author Eager, David en_US
dc.contributor.editor Barbara Signorelli en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T02:46:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T02:46:12Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2003001180 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Eager David 2003, 'A Study Into LDPE As An Undersurfacing Material For Injury Prevention and Risk Minimisation In Children's Playgrounds', American Society of Mechanical Engineering, New York, USA, pp. 1-9. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-7918-4665-2 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2022
dc.description.abstract Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) closed-cell foam is used extensively as an impact absorbing material for injury prevention and risk minimisation in a variety of applications, including children's playground undersurfacing, padding for trampoline frames, and other fall zones. This paper presents and analyses the data from numerous impact tests performed on samples of LDPE of select different product thicknesses (10, 20, 30 and 40 mm), nominal Relative Densities (30, 45, 60 and 75 kg/m3) and drops or free height of fall (100 mm steps in heights from 300 to 2100 mm). The impact absorption properties of LDPE are characterized using the Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4422: Playground Surfacing ? Specifications, Requirements and Test Method. The gmax and HIC results are presented both graphically and numerically. This paper also discusses uses and limitations of LDPE with particular emphasis on injury prevention and risk minimisation. en_US
dc.publisher American Society of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2003-43413 en_US
dc.title A Study Into LDPE As An Undersurfacing Material For Injury Prevention and Risk Minimisation In Children's Playgrounds en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of IMECE 2003, 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Washington DC, USA en_US
dc.for 090500 en_US
dc.personcode 950815 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Civil Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom American Society of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.date.activity 20031116 en_US
dc.location.activity Washington DC, USA en_US
dc.staffid 950815 en_US


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