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Dynamic analysis on rugby ball kicking parameters

Noor Azam, Nor Afiqah and Ibrahim, Ahmad Imran and Abdul Rahman, Farah Diyana (2020) Dynamic analysis on rugby ball kicking parameters. Solid State Technology, 63 (2s). pp. 2893-2899. ISSN 0038-111X

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Robotic sport has a huge potential to improve sport industry due to its capability and accuracy of repeating motion with controlled parameters. This research focuses on dynamic analysis of kicking a rugby ball in a controlled environment. Optimum angle of attack and initial velocity for the kicking are calculated using kinematic equation as well as conservation of momentum formula. These values are verified using SOLIDWORK finite element analysis simulation software and a simple robotic kicking mechanism in a controlled environment. It is found that the error between theoretical and experimental results is 14 percent error for initial velocity required and 3.25 percent for angle of attack based on 200 trials. The result could be improved by taking additional parameters into consideration, such as the spinning motion of the rugby ball and air resistance during the flight as well as friction inside the robotic mechanism.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7667/85698
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rugby Robot; Kicking Mechanism; Ball Flight
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ181 Mechanical movements
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Imran Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 18:49
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2020 18:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85698

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