The impact of golf balls on natural turf: a physical model of impact

HAAKE, S. J. (1991). The impact of golf balls on natural turf: a physical model of impact. In: PONTER, A. R. S. and COCKS, A. C. F., (eds.) Applied solid mechanics - 4. UNSPECIFIED, 72-79.

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Abstract

A mathematical model of impact was developed using experimental data from stroboscopic photographs of impacts of golf balls with natural turf. A vertical model of impact was first considered using the Kelvin-Voigt visco-elastic solid. The surface was modelled as having two layers, the first layer having an elastic as well as a damping component, while the second layer had only a damping component. The model was then modified for oblique impacts including the coefficient of friction to account for the effects of spin. Good agreement was found between the model and experimental data. Discrepancies were thought t be caused by the dependence of the coefficient of friction of the velocity of the ball. The model was used to predict the outcomes of 5-iron and 9-iron shots with a variety of backspins.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 4th Conference on applied solid mechanics 3-5 April 1991
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Amanda Brothwell
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 16:01
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 16:13
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2151

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