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: Sep 2 2013Sep 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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