Relating Simulator data to "soothski" measured data
I'm keen to relate the simulation data to the data available on the "soothski" website. I'm not an engineer so I do struggle a little on the numbers side, but I'm interested in comparing the bending stress or being able to, to better relate my current skis within a range and those of my proposed designs.
Am I correct that while soothski gives an average bending stress and average torsional stiffness, the simulator gives maximum only (but does indicate on the graph) for bending stress. We can expect that the soothski is indicating the average across the whole ski, whereas the simulator is showing the thickest/stiffest part of the ski, typically the boot area?
- is there anywhere to extract that comprable average data, other than estimation off the graphs?
- is there anywhere to calculate the torsional stiffness related to the simulator, this seems like one of the more important stiffness measurements for on snow performance?
- I will also ask soothski if they have any more detail on their measurements which might relate better....
I personally have not tried soothskis, Ill look into it and come back.
the video of their testing rig is pretty interesting.
I'll be interested to see what you think, they have some graph info which is similar to your simulator output, showing bending thru the ski, so they must also have the max bending stiffness. I have asked them as well. examples here: