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A Parametric Solution to the Elastic Pole-Vaulting Pole Problem

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G. M. Griner

Science Applications, Inc., 2109 W. Clinton Ave., Huntsville, Ala. 35805

J. Appl. Mech 51(2), 409-414 (Jun 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167633 History: Revised February 01, 1983; Received October 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

The fiberglass pole used in pole vaulting is approximated by an “elastica” having an applied concentrated force and moment at the upper end. Presented is a parametric solution expressed in terms of the tabulated elliptic integrals. The results suggest an advantageous pole-vaulting technique which is not generally recognized by coaches and athletes.

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