Analytic study on structural behavior of the string bed in a tennis racket

Seongyeong Yang, Apostolos Fafitis, Avi Wiezel

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Abstract

The structural behavior of string bed of tennis rackets was investigated subjected to transverse force perpendicular to the string bed. The mathematical model developed for the string bed was implemented into a computer programming code. This code was used to conduct extensive parametric studies on the structural behavior of the string bed for various parameters, including string tension, axial rigidity of the string, string spacing and head size. The analysis results showed that while the transverse stiffness of the string bed is proportional to the string tension, the transverse stiffness of the string bed is inversely proportional to string spacing and head size. In addition, the axial rigidity of the string significantly amplifies the transverse stiffness of the string bed for relatively large transverse deflection of the string bed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2615-2621
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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Keywords

  • String
  • String bed
  • Tennis racket
  • Transverse stiffness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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