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Impact Characteristics of a Badminton Racket with Realistic Finite Element Modeling

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Institute of Physical Education, Health and Leisure Studies, College of Management, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan
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Medical Device Innovation Center, National Cheng Kung University, No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan
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Presented at the 13th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Online, 22–26 June 2020.
Proceedings 2020, 49(1), 106; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049106
Published: 15 June 2020
The tension of strings on a badminton racket can be adjusted by players according to their personal experiences. The best way to execute such an adjustment remains unclear. A finite element model was employed in this study to investigate the effect of having nonuniform string tension on string-bed deformation, and the direction of force applied to shuttlecock head upon impact. The racket model was based on a commercially available racket with a simplified string-bed of 16 strings established using SolidWorks. A displacement was applied to the ball to simulate impacting on the string-bed. The simulations revealed that slightly lowering the tension of off-centered strings had a minimal effect on the von Mises stress distribution of the ball and string-bed. The off-centered impact caused comparable contact force magnitude but altered force direction. Further investigation is needed for understanding the effect of varying string tension on badminton racket performance.
Keywords: von Mises stress; badminton string-bed; finite element method von Mises stress; badminton string-bed; finite element method
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Yin, S.-R.; Chang, H.-C.; Cheng, K.B. Impact Characteristics of a Badminton Racket with Realistic Finite Element Modeling. Proceedings 2020, 49, 106. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049106

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Yin S-R, Chang H-C, Cheng KB. Impact Characteristics of a Badminton Racket with Realistic Finite Element Modeling. Proceedings. 2020; 49(1):106. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049106

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Yin, Shih-Rong, Hung-Chih Chang, and Kuangyou B. Cheng 2020. "Impact Characteristics of a Badminton Racket with Realistic Finite Element Modeling" Proceedings 49, no. 1: 106. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049106

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