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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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Nonlinear Structural Materials Module and
- either the MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module and
- either the Multibody Dynamics Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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