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The dynamic viscoelastic characterisation of the impact behaviour of the GAA sliotar

Collins, Fiachra and Brabazon, Dermot and Moran, Kieran (2010) The dynamic viscoelastic characterisation of the impact behaviour of the GAA sliotar. Procedia Engineering, 2 (2). pp. 2991-2997. ISSN 1877-7058

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In recent years variability in behaviour of the sliotar, a small leather-bound ball used in the Irish sport of hurling, became evident in championship matches. The current standard has not provided adequate repeatability of ball performance. A new method for assessing the dynamic impact behaviour of approved sliotar cores has been characterised. This test system was developed to measure the performance characteristics, such as coefficient of restitution, deformation and contact time, and the viscoelastic properties of dynamic stiffness and hysteresis energy dissipation. In this paper, the relationship between the viscoelastic properties and the coefficient of restitution is presented.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Impact characterisation; viscoelasticity; ball sports; sliotar; hurling
Subjects:Engineering > Materials
Engineering > Mechanical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
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Copyright Information:© 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Gaelic Athletic Association
ID Code:16403
Deposited On:01 Jul 2011 15:20 by Fiachra Collins. Last Modified 01 Jul 2011 15:20

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