Oblique impact analysis of a golf ball

Kazuo Arakawa

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    The oblique impact of a golf ball with a rigid steel target was studied using a high-speed video camera. The video images during the impact were employed to measure the compressional displacement of the ball normal to the target and to determine the normal velocity and acceleration of the ball as a function of time. The rotation angle of the ball was also measured to evaluate the angular velocity during the impact. The results showed that the angular velocity increased and then decreased during the impact. To study the velocity change, we introduced an analytical model and suggested that the ball deformation can play an important role to understand the friction effect during the impact.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Impact Engineering
    PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9783038351290
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event8th International Symposium on Impact Engineering, ISIE 2013 - Osaka, Japan
    Duration: Sept 2 2013Sept 6 2013

    Publication series

    NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
    ISSN (Print)1660-9336
    ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


    Other8th International Symposium on Impact Engineering, ISIE 2013

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)


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