Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

This project evaluates surface roughness and its influence on impacts between a golf club head and golf ball. A repeatable test was created by dropping golf ball on inclined and roughened stainless steel plates. A confocal microscope was used to measure the topographies which were evaluated with conventional and multi-scale analyses. Impact forces were measured with a piezoelectric dynamometer. The coefficient of friction was calculated from simultaneously recorded normal and tangential forces.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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