A study of golf ball aerodynamic drag

Alam, F, Steiner, T, Chowdhury, H, Moria, H, Khan, K, Aldawi, F and Subic, A 2011, 'A study of golf ball aerodynamic drag', in A Subic; F. K. Fuss; F. Alam; P. Clifton (ed.) The Impact of Technology on Sport IV, Melbourne, Australia, 28 - 31 August 2011, pp. 226-231.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A study of golf ball aerodynamic drag
Author(s) Alam, F
Steiner, T
Chowdhury, H
Moria, H
Khan, K
Aldawi, F
Subic, A
Year 2011
Conference name 5th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology (APCST)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28 - 31 August 2011
Proceedings title The Impact of Technology on Sport IV
Editor(s) A Subic; F. K. Fuss; F. Alam; P. Clifton
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication UK
Start page 226
End page 231
Total pages 6
Abstract The aerodynamics of golf balls is considerably more complex than that of many other spherical balls. The surface roughness in the form of dimples intensifies the level of complexity and three-dimensionality of air flow around the golf ball. Prior studies have revealed that golf ball aerodynamics is still not fully understood due to the varied dimple size, shape, depth and pattern. The current study experimentally measured drag coefficients of a range of commercially available golf balls, under a range of wind speeds. It was found that the drag coefficients of these balls varied significantly due to varied dimple geometry
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Aerodynamics
golfball
wind tunnel
drag coefficient
Copyright notice © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd
ISBN 1877-7058
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