DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECT OF CENTRIFUGAL AND CORlOLlS FORCES IN SWINGING A BAT
Keywords: computer simulation, mathematical model, inertial force, optimisation
AbstractThis paper reports a dynamic analysis by computer simulation of bat swinging, taking into account inertial forces at the wrist joint, and which consist of centrifugal and Coriolis forces generated from a body turn and internal rotation of the upper limbs. The ideal bat swing generated by optimisation using a mathematical model is also described. Based on the dynamic analysis, it is shown that the inertial forces play an important role in the process of flexion and extension between a bat and the upper limbs during a bat swing, and that the effects of gravity on a bat is much smaller than those from inertial forces. It was also proven from the optimisation that an ideal bat swing, a swing using minimal torque at the wrist, exists.
Coaching and Sports Activities
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