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Blog Posts Tagged Physics of Sports

Identify a Cricket Bat’s Sweet Spots with Structural Mechanics Analysis

November 11, 2016

Research into the science behind cricket usually focuses on the performance of the batsmen and bowlers. One area of cricket that lacks in research is the cricket bat itself… 

Reaching New Heights in Pole Vaulting: A Multibody Analysis

February 4, 2016

We perform a multibody dynamics analysis of the different phases of pole vaulting using COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Simulating the Art of Swing Bowling in Cricket

November 5, 2015

The swing bowling move in cricket is as much an art form as it is an athletic feat. Researchers at the COMSOL Conference 2015 Boston simulated the fluid mechanics of conventional swing bowling.

The Physics of Tennis Racket Sweet Spots

August 27, 2015

Whether you’re a tennis pro or new to the courts, you might enjoy this blog post examining the physics behind the “sweet spots” of a tennis racket.

The Physics Behind Baseball Pitches

July 17, 2014

3 forces affect a baseball pitch after leaving a pitcher’s hand: gravity, drag, and the Magnus force. Gravity pulls the ball down, drag slows the ball, and the Magnus force depends on the pitch.

The Magnus Effect and the FIFA World Cup™ Match Ball

June 12, 2014

In celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, we show you some interesting CFD analyses of the FIFA World Cup™ match ball — and how it exhibits the Magnus effect when in play.

Improving Your Golf Swing with a Multibody Analysis

June 6, 2014

The outcome of a golf stroke is determined by the movement of the club head just prior to impact with the ball. Therefore, one theoretically could improve their golf swing via multibody analysis.

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