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Journal Articles Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics Year : 2015

Sports Ballistics

Christophe Clanet


This review describes and classifies the trajectories of sports projectiles that have spherical symmetry, cylindrical symmetry, or (almost) no symmetry. This classification allows us to discuss the large diversity observed in the paths of spherical balls, the flip properties of shuttlecocks, and the optimal position and stability of ski jumpers.

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hal-01131910 , version 1 (16-03-2015)



Christophe Clanet. Sports Ballistics. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 2015, 47 (1), pp.455-478. ⟨10.1146/annurev-fluid-010313-141255⟩. ⟨hal-01131910⟩
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