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A review of recent research into aerodynamics of sport projectiles

A review of aerodynamics research connected to sport projectiles is presented here. The review’s focus is on work conducted in the current millennium, though deference is made to some classic work still invaluable to modern research. Besides serving as a resource for seasoned scientists and engineers, this article is especially geared toward young investigators who are just beginning careers in sport science. Basic and sophisticated methods are discussed, including vacuum physics, air drag, lift, numerical approaches, trajectory analysis, wind tunnels, and computational fluid dynamics. Eighteen sports are discussed with an eye to future research.
© Copyright 2013 Sports Engineering. The Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University. All rights reserved.

Subjects: sports equipment wind channel measuring procedure investigation method aerodynamics mathematic-logical model simulation
Notations: sports facilities and sports equipment technical and natural sciences
Tagging: Ball Federball
DOI: 10.1007/s12283-013-0117-z
Published in: Sports Engineering
Published: 2013
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Pages: 137-154
Document types: article
literature analysis
Language: English
Level: intermediate