Materials World Magazine Article: Finite Element Testing in Sport

Materials World Magazine recently invited me to write a feature article for a special edition on sports engineering. I was asked to showcase our work (in collaboration with Prince Sports) on a finite element model of a tennis racket.The project aims to develop a model for use in the design of the next generation of tennis rackets, giving ultimate control over the parameters which affect how the racket behaves. The article provides details of the model and project in addition to a discussion on the role of finite element modelling in sports equipment testing, a cutting edge design and analysis tool gaining favour with forward thinking sports technology companies.

If you’d like to read the article,click here.

Tom

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About Dr Tom Allen

Dr Tom Allen is a lecturer in engineering design at Sheffield Hallam University. He leads the University's BSc (Hons) Sports Technology course and is the associate editor of Sports Engineering.