Background and activities

Felix BreitschädelI studied Sports Equipment Technology at the University for Applied Science FH Technikum Wien. During my specialization I got in contact with NTNU and already wrote my master thesis about "Important Parameters for the Friction of Cross Country Skis on Snow" in 2007.


My PhD programm is in close cooperation with the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Center for Sports Facilities and Technology (SIAT) focusing on Cross Country Skiing and friction between Skis and Snow but also includes other projects in the field Sports Technology.

Current research projects:

I will contribute with 3 papers at the 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) in Vienna, july 2010.

  • Breitschädel F., Løset S., Vibration Analyses of Single Scull Oars (in press).
  • Breitschädel F., Lund Ø., Løset S., Cross Country Ski Base Tuning with Structure Imprint Tools (in press).
  • Breitschädel F., Klein-Paste A., Løset S., Temperature change Effects on Cross Country Ski Characteristics (in press).

Recent publications:

Science Daily: Olympic Cross Country Skiing: Going for the Glide



Centre for Sports Science and Technology
Science Daily Article: Olympic CC-skiing: Going for the glide

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Breitschedel, Felix. (2014) Technical aspects to improve performance in cross-country skiing. 2014. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2014:127).