The Magnus Effect

Application ID: 18527


The Magnus effect explains the curl that soccer players can give the ball, resulting in the enjoyable goals that we can see in every FIFA World Cup™.

This model looks at the Magnus effect in the laminar and turbulent flow regimes for transient and stationary flows. It also discusses the simulation results and relates them to experimental measurements on soccer balls found in the literature.

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This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

CAD Import Module CFD Module Heat Transfer Module