ALLEN, T., GOODWILL, S. R. and HAAKE, S. J. (2008). Experimental validation of a finite-element model of a tennis racket string-bed. In: ESTIVALET, M. and BRISSON, P., (eds.) The engineering of sport 7. Springer, 115-123.Full text not available from this repository.
An explicit finite-element (FE) model of a tennis racket string-bed was produced in Ansys/LS-DYNA 10.0. This model was used to simulate a range of impacts between a tennis ball and string-bed, which were validated against experimental data. The laboratory validation was undertaken by firing balls, with backspin in the range from 0 to 600 rad·s-1, from a pitching machine onto a head-clamped tennis racket. Inbound velocities and angles in the range from 20 to 30 m·s-1 and approximately 20 to 60° respectively were tested. Results were obtained for rebound spin, angle and velocity, with good agreement between the model and experiment.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||tennis, finite element analysis, string-bed, spin|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Sports Engineering Research|
|Depositing User:||Carole Harris|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jun 2010 08:42|
|Last Modified:||30 Jul 2010 15:02|
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