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Synthetic Turf Research @ Penn State

Synthetic Turf Research @ Penn State

A study monitoring various surface characteristics of different synthetic turfs over time.

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2013 A.S. McNitt and D.M. Petrunak Evaluation of Playing Surface Characteristics of Various In-Filled Systems Read It Here
Quick Links Gmax
Traction
Abrasion
Temperature

The effect of irrigation on synthetic turf characteristics

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2015 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research The effect of irrigation on synthetic turf characteristics - surface temperature, soccer ball roll, and traction - Progress Report Read It Here

An on-going study evaluating the wear resistance of synthetic turf fibers

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2011 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research Synthetic Turf Fiber Wear Test – Progress Report
(Want Your Synthetic Turf Field Tested for Wear-Resistance?)
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Surface Temperature

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2012 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research Synthetic Turf Heat Evaluation – Progress Report Read It Here
2011 T.J. Serensits Is there any way to cool synthetic turf? Read It Here
2007 A.S. McNitt, D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits Temperature Amelioration of Synthetic Turf Surfaces Through Irrigation Read It Here

Microbial Population

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2012 A.S. McNitt and D.M. Petrunak Evaluation of the Efficacy of Ultraviolet-C Light to Eliminate Staphylococcus aureus from Infilled Synthetic Turf Surfaces. Read It Here
2011 T.J. Serensits, A.S. McNitt, and D.M. Petrunak Human health issues on synthetic turf in the USA Read It Here
2011 A.S. McNitt and D.M. Petrunak Survival of Staphylococcus aureus on Synthetic Turf Read It Here
2009 A.S. McNitt, D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits A Survey of Microbial Populations in Infilled Synthetic Turf Fields Read It Here
2008 A.S. McNitt, D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits A Survey for the Presence of Staphylococcus aureus in the Infill Media of Synthetic Turf Read It Here

Surface Hardness

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2013 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research Gmax round-robin testing at Penn State - A comparison of the Clegg Impact Tester, F355, and F1292 devices Read It Here
2004 A.S. McNitt, P.J. Landschoot, and D.M. Petrunak Evaluation of the playing surface hardness of an infilled synthetic turf system Read It Here

Soccer Testing

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2014 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research 2014 World Cup Footwear - Traction Comparison Read It Here
2012 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research Soccer Ball Roll Test Report Read It Here

Rugby Testing

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2014 PSU Center for Sports Surface Research Rugby Footwear - Traction Comparison Read It Here

Snow Removal

YearAuthorsTitleLink
N/A S. LeGros Snow removal from synthetic infilled systems Read It Here

Overview and Background

YearAuthorsTitleLink
2012 T.J. Serensits Synthetic turf: research answers to common questions Read It Here
2005 A.S. McNitt Synthetic Turf in the USA — An overview of some of the current issues surrounding synthetic turf Read It Here