Impact Analysis of a Golf Ball

Application ID: 89461

In this example, the mechanical impact of a golf club hitting a golf ball is studied. The contact between the two parts is modeled using a viscous penalty formulation to stabilize the dynamic event. To properly model the large deformation, the golf ball is defined using a hyperelastic material model. The material in the core is viscoelastic, causing the elastic energy imposed by the impact to dissipate.

Results of the simulation are compared to typical golf metrics such a ball speed and spin rate.

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