A STUDY OF SELECTED FACTORS AFFECTING TAKEOFF HEIGHT IN THREE-METER SPRINGBOARD DIVING

  • Yong Jiang
  • Jianliang Li
  • Tingting Shu
  • Zhanwei Zhang
Keywords: human-springboard system, numerical computation, emulation

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the connection between some factors in the takeoff process and the takeoff height. A Human-Springboard system, based on a previously developed theory and numerical method, was developed to simulate the takeoff process. In addition, this system could output the takeoff height and other results in response to the input of the control function. Through changing the parameters in a certain form of control function, the relationship between those factors and the takeoff height could be determined. The results of this study could be used as a theoretic base for the coaches and athletes.