Dynamical Model with Application to the Analysis of the Sweet Spot on a Baseball Bat

In this paper, we analyze the effect on the ball-bat model of corking the bat, and investigate the relationship between the sweet spot and different materials. First and foremost, we develop a simple but effective theoretical model to give a rough estimate for the sweet spot of the bat. Second, we give a simplified abstract form of bat which facilitates the description and modeling study. Last but not least, according to different material caused rotary inertia and different recovery coefficient, researches on the different material hitting effect were made.

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Cheng, L. and Ku, Z. (2015) Dynamical Model with Application to the Analysis of the Sweet Spot on a Baseball Bat. American Journal of Computational Mathematics, 5, 458-467. doi: 10.4236/ajcm.2015.54040.

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