A Comparative Study of Golf Ball Aerodynamics

Alam, F, Chowdhury, H, Moria, H, La-Brooy, R and Subic, A 2010, 'A Comparative Study of Golf Ball Aerodynamics', in Prof. G.D. Mallinson and Dr J.E. Cater (ed.) Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 5-9 December 2010, pp. 1-4.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A Comparative Study of Golf Ball Aerodynamics
Author(s) Alam, F
Chowdhury, H
Moria, H
La-Brooy, R
Subic, A
Year 2010
Conference name 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 5-9 December 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
Editor(s) Prof. G.D. Mallinson and Dr J.E. Cater
Publisher Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Abstract The aerodynamic behaviour of the golf ball is primarily dependent on the physical features of complex dimples. The dimples vary in sizes, shapes and depths which generate complex aerodynamic flow pattern around the ball. Although some studies have been conducted on golf ball aerodynamics, the aerodynamic behaviour of dimple characteristics is not fully understood. The primary objective of this research is to experimentally evaluate the aerodynamic properties (drag, lift/down force) of a series of commercially available golf balls. Each of these new balls has different dimple characteristics. These balls were tested under a range of speeds. The aerodynamic properties were analysed. Due to varied dimple geometry, the magnitudes of drag coefficients of these balls were varied significantly. The non-dimensional drag coefficient for each ball was compared. The effects of spin on drag and lift have also been evaluated. However, spin data was not included in this paper.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Aerodynamics
Golf ball
Wind Tunnel
Drag Coefficient
Copyright notice © 2010 Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN 9780868691299
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 3 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Access Statistics: 463 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 08:09:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us