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Segmental sequencing of kinetic energy in a computer-simulated golf swing

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dc.contributor.author Kenny, Ian C.
dc.contributor.author McCloy, Alex J.
dc.contributor.author Wallace, Eric S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T11:02:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-24T11:02:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Kenny, I.C., Wallace, E.S. and Otto, S.R. (2008) Segmental Sequencing of Kinetic Energy in a Computer Simulated Golf Swing, Sports Engineering, 11(1), 37-45. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2211
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of the transfer of kinetic energy (KE) sequentially through the human body from proximal to distal segments is an influential concept in biomechanics literature. The present study develops this area of research through investigation of segmental sequencing of the transfer of KE by means of computer simulation. Using a musculoskeletal computer model previously developed by the authors, driven using three-dimensional kinematic data from a single elite male golfer, combined inverse and forward dynamics analyses enabled derivation of KE. Rigid body segments of torso, hips, arms and clubhead were examined in line with previous literature. Using this method a driver swing was compared to a 7 iron swing. Findings showed a high level of correlation between driver and iron peak KE and timing of peak KE relative to impact. This seems to indicate equivalent trunk and arms linear velocity, thus force applied, for an iron shot and a driver shot. There were highly significant differences between KE output for body segments for both clubs. In addition, peak KE magnitudes increased sequentially from proximal to distal segments during swing simulations for both the driver and 7 iron. This supports the principle of the summation of speed. However, timing of peak KE was not sequential from proximal to distal segments, nor did segments peak simultaneously. Rather, arms peaked first, followed by hips, torso and club. This seems to indicate a subjective optimal coordination of sequencing. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sports Engineering 2008 11(1), pp.37-45;
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12283-008-0005-0
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject computer simulation en_US
dc.subject golf kinetic energy en_US
dc.subject segmental sequencing en_US
dc.title Segmental sequencing of kinetic energy in a computer-simulated golf swing en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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