THEORETICAL ANALYSES ON "SPLASH" FORMATION OF COMPETITIVE DIVING

  • Jingguang Qian
  • Songning Zhang
  • Haiquan Jin
Keywords: wedge, rectangle, impact between water and object, rip entry

Abstract

Based upon our work in theoretical analysis and computer simulation of the impact process between diver and water, the purpose of this study was to analyze mechanisms of "splash" formation. The entry technique with palms facing each other was simplified as water entry of a "wedged" object. The entry technique with internal rotation of the arms to form a flat impact surface with the palms was simplified as water entry of a "rectangle". Finally, the water entry with rotation was treated as water entry of a "rotating rectangle", Further mechanical analyses were performed to synthesize "splash" formation mechanisms of these different objects under various impact conditions, and formulate a splash control theory that combines an active impact and a "massaging" motion of water by both hands.
Published
2008-03-12