Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Basketball Goals (again)

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
>It seems that no replies came for this.

As long as no one with any actual knowledge has anything to say, I guess 
comments from the peanut gallery are in order. You might have some luck 
contacting the goal manufacturer and see what they do. Most have a 
breakaway device to keep slam dunks from pulling the hoop loose. That'd 
provide a design point for vertical loading. Manufacturers have probably 
done some impact studies on the backboard, too, and some might have 
recommendations for mounting playground or professional goals. 

You might also take a basketball and whale it at a skid mounted 
basketball goal with sandbags to give it some weight and back calculate 
the load from the something's movement. (calibrate the breakaway force by 
pulling with a rope attached to a scale) You could also take a trip down 
to a city park to see what's used to support playground goals and back 
calculate a loading based on the strength of the supports. 

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw


******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** 
*   Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp 
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to 
*   admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message type 
*   "join seaint" (no quotes). To Unsubscribe, send email 
*   to admin(--nospam--at)seaint.org and in the body of the message 
*   type "leave seaint" (no quotes). For questions, send 
*   email to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: http://www.seaint.org 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********