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Carrie Scharl
08-27-2003, 11:15 AM
Sorry this took so long, but here is the summary of the respones I received
about my question on how to attach starting blocks to a Kistler force plate. I
know some of you requested to see them, so here they are. Thank you all VERY
much for your responses. They were very helpful and are much appreciated.

Thank you,
Carrie Scharl

Summary:
-Bolt indoor blocks to top of force plate and glue a section of indoor track
surface to the force plate to prevent dissipation of frictional forces

-Attach and adapter to the froce plate via M12 bolts in the holes in the
corners
of the force plate and attach the blocks to the adapter

-Use an acclerometer instead of the force plate to obtain force/time data

-Drill holes in the force plate, thread the holes, screw a steel riser=plate
to
the froce plate, and screw the blocks to the riser-plate
NOTE: you must correct for the height of the riser-plate and/or the blocks
when making calculations

-Clamp the middle supporting shaft of the blocks to the force plate at the
front
and back, the lip, which must be small enough to fit between the floor and the
force plate, should protrude over the fron and the back of the force plate.
The
foot blocks are then bolted to the middle shaft.
NOTE: This does require modification to the blocks.

-Attach the track surface to the force plate via magnets (the track surface is
glued to an aluminum sheet and magnets are then glued to the sheet and the
force
plate
NOTE: the magnets must be large enough to be able to resist large forces
and they must be lined up

-Drill holes throught the block rack and bolt it to the M10 holes in the force
plate

-Use a temporary steel top that has the track surface on the f

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