Simulation of rugby drop kick.
Cher, Damian Hwee Kiat.
Date of Issue2006
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Sports Engineering has been ongoing for the past few years. Research has been carried out on many fronts ranging from sports performance to injury prevention. There is a research emphasis on golf and baseball but little literature on rugby. The spheroid shaped rugby provides a more challenging analysis as compared to a typical round ball. It is possible to measure the angular velocity of the swing leg in a typical rugby drop kick, using electric goniometry measurements. The simulation of a rugby drop kick is also modeled to analyze the mechanics in a rugby drop kick and the effect it has on the ball flight.
Nanyang Technological University