A fundamental study of an infront curve kick in football

ASAI, T., TAKANO, S., CARRE, M. J. and HAAKE, Steve (2004). A fundamental study of an infront curve kick in football. In: HUBBARD, M., MEHTA, R. D. and PALLIS, J. M., (eds.) The engineering of sport 5. International sports engineering assocation, 183-192.

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the fundamental characteristics that cause a (soccer) football to spin in an infront curve kick. An experimental study of players carrying out an infront curve kick was observed using a high-speed camera (FASTCAM-ultima), capable of recording at 4500 frames per second with a resolution of 256 x 256 pixels. The average foot velocity was found to be 24.2 m/s and the average ball velocity was 27.1 m/s. The average spin rate of the infront curve kick in this study was 7.8 revolutions per second and the average attacking angle was found to be 35.4 degrees. A finite element study of the kick was carried out and was found to be in good agreement with the experimental data. The study showed that a foot orientation at impact, with the attacking angle between the face vector and the swing vector, generates the optimum moment with which to generate ballspin for an infront curve kick.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 5th international conference on the engineering of sport
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Page Range: 183-192
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 15:33
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:00
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2206

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