A mass-spring-damper model of a bouncing ball

@article{Nagurka2004AMM,
  title={A mass-spring-damper model of a bouncing ball},
  author={MX. Nagurka and Shuguang Huang},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={499-504 vol.1}
}
The mechanical properties of a vertically dropped ball, represented by an equivalent mass-spring-damper model, are related to the coefficient of restitution and the time of contact of the ball during one bounce with the impacting surface. In addition, it is shown that the coefficient of restitution and contact time of a single bounce are related to the total number of bounces and the total time elapsing between dropping the ball and the ball coming to rest. For a ball with significant bounce… CONTINUE READING