Characterisation of the materials in golf ball construction for use in finite element analysis

Pugh, Alistair William and Hamilton, Robert and Nash, David and Otto, S.R. (2010) Characterisation of the materials in golf ball construction for use in finite element analysis. In: Engineering Sport and Engineering Emotion. Procedia Engineering, 2 . International Sports Engineering Association, AUT, pp. 3234-3236.

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Abstract

The overall aim of the present work is to develop suitable material tests and use the acquired data to produce a fully validated finite element (FE) model that is capable of predicting hysteresis during cyclic loading as well as coefficient of restitution (COR) on high speed impacts. This paper reports the detailed experimental study that has been carried out in order to establish accurate and reliable material properties of a two-piece golf ball. The data has been used with FE package ABAQUS to produce a model of the ball which takes into account material heterogeneity.