Validated dynamic analysis of real sports equipment using finite element; a case study using tennis rackets

ALLEN, T., HART, J., SPURR, J., HAAKE, Steve and GOODWILL, S. R. (2010). Validated dynamic analysis of real sports equipment using finite element; a case study using tennis rackets. Procedia engineering, 2 (2), 3275-3280.

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    Abstract

    An explicit finite element (FE) model of a tennis ball impact on a freely suspended racket was produced in Ansys/LS-DYNA 10.0. The geometry fro the racket frame was reproduced in the FE model using a non-contact laser scanner. The model was validated against experimental data obtained in the fully automated International Federation Racket Power Machine. The room mean squared error between the model and experimental data was 1ms-1 for the rebound velocity of the ball for typical velocities of over 40ms-1. The method can be applied to different rackets and other sports equipment to determine rapidly the performance characteristics of new designs.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The engineering of sport 8 - engineering emotion. 8th conference of the international sports engineering association (ISEA)
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.144
    Page Range: 3275-3280
    Depositing User: Carole Harris
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 15:11
    Last Modified: 16 Aug 2018 08:11
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2358

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