Use of image based sports case studies for teaching mechanics

DRISCOLL, Heather, HART, John and ALLEN, Tom (2016). Use of image based sports case studies for teaching mechanics. Procedia engineering, 147, 884-889.

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Mechanics is a fundamental topic required for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on engineering and technology courses. It can be difficult to motivate and engage students in the theoretical aspects of the topic, especially if they are without a strong mathematical background. There are many sporting examples that can be used to explain some of the basic concepts in mechanics. As many sport interactions are highspeed, visualizing the relation to mechanics can be challenging. From our own research, and that published in the field, we now have access to a range of high quality images that have been generated from high-speed video and photogrammetry work, computational simulations or flow visualizations. Two case studies in which images from ball sport research have been used to explain two key engineering subjects: solid and fluid mechanics. A strategy for future collaboration of academics to share and have access to a range of high quality experimental images was also proposed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The Engineering of SPORT 11 issue 11th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2016
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.284
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 23:31

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