Sports Ball Aerodynamics : Effects of Velocity , Spin and Surface Roughness

  • Rabindra D. Mehta
  • Published 2001


Aerodynamic principles affect the flight of a sports ball as it travels through the air. From the design of dimples on a golf ball or the curved flight path of a tennis, cricket or baseball, aerodynamics affects speed, motion (position and placement) and ultimately athletic performance. The aerodynamics of several different sports balls, including baseballs… (More)

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