Gliding-induced ski vibrations: Approaching proper modeling

Andrey Koptyug, Mikael Bäckström, Mats Tinnsten

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Phenomena of the ski and snow boards vibrations generated in gliding are known for years. In the cross country and jumping skis such vibrations are not very obvious but can play quite positive role reducing the effective gliding friction. The research into the nature of friction-induced vibrations and the factors influencing their frequencies and magnitudes is driven by the desire to control them for improving ski gliding performance. Significant amount of experimental data acquired in the field and laboratory studies is already available making it possible to formulate certain qualitative conclusions. But so far it did not bring comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon and specifically of the mechanisms controlling such vibrations. Modeling is one of the potent tools allowing to deeper understand experimentally studied phenomena and it can provide much stronger quantitative prediction capacity. Present paper discusses possible approaches to modeling of the phenomenon and first results of constructing simplified models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jul 201417 Jul 2014


  • Experimental
  • Gliding efficiency
  • Induced vibrations
  • Modeling
  • Nonlinear
  • Parametric resonance
  • Skis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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