Experimental validation of a finite-element model of a tennis racket string-bed

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.

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Abstract

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
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-2-287-99054-0_14
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 09:42
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 16:02
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2158

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