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Title: Material and construction influences on football impact behaviour
Authors: Hanson, Henry
Keywords: Football
Soccer
FEA
Pressurised
Acoustic
Simulation
Impact
Anisotropy
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The purpose of this work was to understand the influence of materials and construction on football performance. Two main areas identified as needing further work were post-impact rebound deviation and acoustic response. To further investigate these areas, football materials were tested in a lab with different loading scenarios and the resulting data was used in various characterisation methods to help define finite element models. The finite element models were used to efficiently explore a variety of material and construction variations. Acoustic data for a range of balls was collected in an anechoic chamber and advanced coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian simulations were developed to visualise the mode shapes of internal resonances. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: Adidas AG.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16357
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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