For development and optimization of elements in gymnastics` vault, the knowledge of the angular momentum, take-off velocity and thus the forces on the springboard are of interest. A multi-body model was developed for the determination of forces. The following article describes the creation of a springboard model and therefore the identification and evaluation of physical parameters acting during movements.
Lehmann, Thomas; Schleichardt, Axel; Naundorf, Falk; and Knoll, Klaus
"MODELING A SPRINGBOARD IN GYMNASTICS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 19.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/19