THE EFFECT OF TENNIS RACKET STRING VIBRATION ABSORBER PLACEMENT ON TENNIS RACKET VIBRATIONS
Keywords: tennis, vibration, absorber
AbstractThe purpose of this research was to analyze the vibration effect of tennis racket caused by impact on different locative vibration absorber and locations. In this experiment, The tennis racket was fixed and kept the face horizontalized to the ground with 50 Ib on strings. A tennis ball was dropped from one meter height to impact three locations of the racket. The different locative vibration absorber was fixed on the racket. It was installed an accelerometer to capture the vibration signal of the handle of the racket. After the experiment, the data was used logarithmic decrement to calculate damping ratio. It was illustrated when the vibration absorber in Back and Tip to have obvious effect. But in Side, it could not effectively decrease the vibration compared with the racket without absorber.
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