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Mechanical Properties Testing of Running Shoes

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Stephen Boedicker ,

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, US
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Seth Hunter,

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, US
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Patrick Klesmith,

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, US
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Thor Nearn,

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, US
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Paul Spreen

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, US
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Abstract

 

Mechanical properties testing of running shoes was performed. Stress relaxation tests and energy absorbing tests were performed on excised samples and on unmodified shoes. The stress relaxation moduli for running shoe midsole materials ranged from 19 psi to 114 psi.


How to Cite: Boedicker, S., Hunter, S., Klesmith, P., Nearn, T. and Spreen, P., 2010. Mechanical Properties Testing of Running Shoes. Journal of Undergraduate Materials Research, 4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jumr.v4i0.1563
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Published on 01 Jan 2010.

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