Making a Golf Ball More Aerodynamic

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Since the first known "golf ball, known as a featherie, which was simply a leather pouch filled with goose feathers" (Cislunar Aerospace, 1998) started the golfing revolution, manufacturers and engineers have been constantly looking to improve how far a golf ball can be driven using normal conditions…

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The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the possibilities of improving the aerodynamics of an average 360 dimple American golf ball and an average 330 dimple British ball using 3D modelling. Through this modelling program, empirical data will be utilized in testing the application of improved aerodynamics. This data will then be used as a base in developing a theorem into how best to improve the yardage of the average golf ball.
As many amateur and professional golf enthusiasts look to improving both their game and handicap status, there have been many design changes in both golf clubs and golf balls. There has also been many experiments completed on the golf ball itself through aerodynamic testing using wind and water; but, few, if any, tests done on the internal mechanics of the golf balls since the introduction of rubber inside the golf ball that made it lighter and more solid.
The purpose of this dissertation will be in performing testing in a different way in an effort to improve the golf ball itself. By providing a 3D model of sensors inside the golf ball to monitor wind, water and air pressure an attempt will be made to gather all the data in an effort to enhance the performance of the average golf ball.
A 3D model of the location of the sensors will be produced and once this data has been successfully gathered through the use of several different testing methodo ...
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