Arrow behaviour in the lateral plane during and immediately following the power stroke of a recurve archery bow

@article{Park2013ArrowBI,
  title={Arrow behaviour in the lateral plane during and immediately following the power stroke of a recurve archery bow},
  author={James L Park},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={227},
  pages={172 - 183}
}
  • James L Park
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
An arrow exiting a recurve archery bow flexes laterally. This is important in ensuring that the rear of the arrow clears the bow without obstruction and is a consequence of the manner by which the string leaves the archer’s fingers. Pekalski and then Kooi and Sparenberg modelled the arrow behaviour during the bow’s power stroke using a flexible beam. In this article, the method used by Kooi and Sparenberg has been extended to remove subjective components, to include the carbon fibre composite… 
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