Publications

Please find below a list of selected publications, grouped by research area:

User safety

Gustin, M.; Fleming, P.R.; Allinson, D.; Watson, S. (2018). Modelling Surface Temperatures on 3G Artificial Turf. The Engineering of Sport, 12(2), 279. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060283

S. P. Tay, Xiao Hu P. R. Fleming, S. Forrester. (2016). Tribological investigation into achieving skin-friendly artificial turf surfaces. Materials and Design, 89, pp177–182. Elsevier.

S. P. Tay, P. R. Fleming, S. Forrester and X. Hu. (2016). Addressing Skin Abrasions on Artificial Turfs with Zwitterionic Polymer Brushes. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 6. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA26194E

S. P. Tay, P. R. Fleming, S. Forrester and X. Hu. (2017). Skin friction related behaviour of artificial turf systems. Journal of Sport Science, Vol. 35, Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1223330

Tay S.P., Hu X., Fleming P. R., Forrester S. (2015). Superhydrophilic Polymer Brushes for Addressing Skin Friction on Artificial Turfs, ICMAT15-A-4240.

Twomey, Dara M; Petrass, Lauren A; Fleming, Paul R. (2014). Abrasion injuries on artificial turf: A real risk or not? South African Journal of Sports Medicine, [S.l.], 26(3), pp 91-92. ISSN 2078-516X. https://doi.org/10.7196/sajsm.563

Hopper L., Wheeler T.J., Webster J.M., Allen N., Roberts J.R., Fleming P.R. (2014). Dancer Perceptions of the Force Reduction of Dance Floors Used by a Professional Touring Ballet Company. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science – Official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science   09/2014; 18(3). https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.18.3.121

Ronkainen, J, Osei-Owusu, P, Webster, J, Harland, A, Roberts, J. (2012). Elite player assessment of playing surfaces for football. Engineering of Sport Conference 2012, pp.837-842. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.143

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Play performance

The Science and Engineering of Sport Surfaces’ (2015), Eds. Dixon S., Fleming P. R., Carre M. J., James I. T., Taylor and Francis, London. Print ISBN: 9780415500920.

Anderson, F. D., Fleming, P. R., Sherratt, P., & Severn, K. (2016). Design and Development of A Novel Natural Turf Shear Stability Tester. International Sports Engineering Association – The Engineering of Sport 11, Procedia Engineering Volume 147, 2016, pp.842–847.

Mehravar M., Fleming P.R., Cole D., Forrester S. (2016). Mechanical characterisation and strain rate sensitivity of rubber shockpad in 3G artificial turf. ACME‐UK 24th Conference on Computational Mechanics, Cardiff, pp6.

Anderson, F., Fleming, P., Sherratt, P., & Severn, K. (2015). Investigating Shear Stability of Rugby Union Natural Turf Pitches. 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, APCST 2015. Barcelona.

Webb, C., Forrester, S., & Fleming, P. (2015). The development of a translational traction rig to investigate the mechanisms of traction in 3G turf. 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, APCST 2015. Barcelona.

Ferrandino, M., Forrester, S., & Fleming, P. (2015). The player surface interaction of rugby players with 3G artificial turf during rugby specific movements. 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, APCST 2015. Barcelona.

Forrester, S. E. and Tsui, F. (2014). Spatial and temporal analysis of surface hardness across a third-generation artificial turf pitch over a year. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 228(3), pp.213-220, ISSN: 1754-3371. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337114523756.

Wang, X., Fleming, P. R., & Forrester, S. (2014). Advanced Measurement of Sports Surface System Behaviour under Player Loading. In D. James, S. Choppin, T. Allen, J. Wheat, & P. Fleming (Eds.), ENGINEERING OF SPORT 10 Vol. 72 (pp. 865-870). ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.145.

Fleming, P., & Forrester, S. (2014). Artificial Turf Research at Loughborough University. In D. James, S. Choppin, T. Allen, J. Wheat, & P. Fleming (Eds.), ENGINEERING OF SPORT 10 Vol. 72 (pp. 925-930). ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.147.

Roberts, J, Osei-Owusu, P, Harland, A, Owen, A, Smith, A. (2014). Elite football players’ perceptions of football turf and natural grass surface properties. Procedia Engineering, pp.907-912. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.150.

Owen, AJ, Roberts, J, Harland, A, Osei-owusu, P, Smith, A. (2013). The Application of Statistical Modelling to Elite Players’ Perceptions of Football Playing Surfaces. 4th Int. Conf. on Mathematics in Sport, Eds. D. Goosens, F. Speiksma & P. A. Scarf, Leuven, pp.233-243. Available at: http://www.mathsportinternational.com/MathSport2013Proceedings.pdf

Fleming P.R. (2011). Artificial turf systems for sport surfaces: current knowledge and research needs. Proc. IMechE, Part P: J. Sports Engineering and Technology, 225 (2), June, 43-64. ISSN 1754-3371 (Print). https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337111401688. (SNIP 1.15, Scopus citations 21).

Severn K., Fleming P.R., Clarke J., Carre M.J. (2011). Science of synthetic turf surfaces: investigating traction behaviour. Proc. IMechE, Part P: J. Sports Engineering and Technology, 225(3), 147-158. ISSN 1754-3371 (Print). https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337111408980.

Hopper L S, Alderson, J A, Elliott B C, Ackland T R, Fleming P.R. (2011). Dancer perceptions of quantified dance surface mechanical properties. Proc. IMechE, Part P: J. Sports Engineering and Technology, 225 (2), June. ISSN 1754-3371 (Print).

J A Ronkainen, R F El-Kati, P R Fleming and S E Forrester. (2010). Application of an industrial robot in the sports domain: simulating the ground contact phase of running. Proc. IMechE, Part P: J. Sports Engineering and Technology, 224 (P4), 259-269. ISSN 1754-3371 (Print). https://doi.org/10.1243/17543371JSET59.

Fleming P.R., Young C., Dixon S.J., Carre M J. (2010). Athlete and coach perceptions of technology needs for evaluating running performance. Journal of Sports Engineering, Springer. Volume 13 (1). August, pp 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-010-0049-9. (SNIP 1.71, Scopus citations 8).

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Pitch infrastructure

Fleming P.R., Frost M.W. Simpson M., Everett R., Gibbs R.J. (2017). Drainage behaviour of sports pitches – a case study review. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp.649-655. https://doi.org/10.2134/itsrj2016.06.0450.

Fleming P., Forrester S., Ferrandino M. (2016). Artificial Turf Field – A New Build Case Study. International Sports Engineering Association – The Engineering of Sport 11, Procedia Engineering Volume 147, 2016, pp.836–841. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.294.

Gustin, M.; Fleming, P.R.; Allinson, D.; Watson, S. (2018). Modelling Surface Temperatures on 3G Artificial Turf. The Engineering of Sport 12, 2, 279. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060283.

Fleming P.R., Frost M.W., Simpson M. (2015) Drainage Behaviour of Sport Pitches – Findings From A Research Study (Draft), pp24, Loughborough University. Available at: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22478

Fleming P.R. and Edwards J.P. (2011). LWD Best Practice Guide (Draft), pp23, Loughborough University (first published in 2009). Available at: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27577

Fleming P.R., Anderson L., Ansarifar A. (2008). A Summary Research Report ‐Shockpad Layers For Synthetic Sports Surfaces, pp15, Loughborough University. Available at: tbc.

State Government Victoria Australia. (2010). Artificial Grass for Sport, pp158.
Available at: https://sport.vic.gov.au/publications-and-resources/community-sport-resources/artificial-grass-sport-guide

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Maintenance of Artificial Turf

Fleming P.R. (2011). Maintenance best practice and recent research. Proc. IMechE, Part P: J. Sports Engineering and Technology, 2011, 225 (3), 159-170. ISSN 1754-3371 (Print). (SNIP 1.15, Scopus citations 6)

Fleming P.R., Forrester S., McLaren N.J. (2015). Understanding the effects of decompaction maintenance on the infill state and play performance of third-generation artificial grass pitches. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754337114566480.

Severn K., Fleming P.R., Dixon N. and James I. (2007). ‘Temporal and Spatial Investigations on Water Based Hockey Fields’, Presented at the International Conference ‘Sport Technology and Research into Sport Surfaces – STARSS’, CD-ROM, Loughborough University, September 2007, editors Fleming PR, Carre MJ, Dixon SJ and James I. (https://sportsurf.lboro.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/KS.pdf)

McLaren, N.J., Fleming, P.R. and Forrester, S.E. (2012). Artificial grass: A conceptual model for degradation in performance, 9th International Sports Engineering Conference, Boston, MA , 9-13 July 2012, Elsevier, Procedia Engineering, Volume 34, pp.831-836, ISSN 1877-7058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng. 2012.04.141.

McLaren, N. J., Fleming, P. R., & Forrester, S. (2014). Artificial grass: A longitudinal study on ball roll and free pile height. In D. James, S. Choppin, T. Allen, J. Wheat, & P. Fleming (Eds.), ENGINEERING OF SPORT 10 Vol. 72 (pp. 871-876). Sheffield Hallam Univ, Sheffield, ENGLAND: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.146

Sharma P., Fleming P., Forrester S., Gunn J. (2016). Maintenance of Artificial Turf – Putting Research into Practice. International Sports Engineering Association – The Engineering of Sport 11, Procedia Engineering Volume 147, 2016, pp.830–835.

Industry Guidance

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