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The Influence of Football Boot Construction on Ball Velocity and Deformation

M. A., Aris and Zahari, Taha and M. H. A., Hassan (2013) The Influence of Football Boot Construction on Ball Velocity and Deformation. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER 2013), 1-3 July 2013 , Bukit Gambang Resort, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-5.. (Unpublished)


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Running footwear research on the biomechanical properties of football boots has received little scientific attention. Recently, modern and scientific football boots has been developed that affords excellent ball control, shooting and running ability. Different construction of football boots delivers different velocity and deformation of the ball. In this study, three commercially available football boots were compared during kicking experiment in terms of, ball velocity and deformation of the ball. A subject performed three repetitive shots of the ball into the net for each football boot model. The footballer foot and the ball velocity were recorded using a high speed camera. From the recorded video, the kicking velocity, ball velocity and ball deformation were measured. Based on the foot and ball velocity data, the Coefficient of Restitution (COR) was calculated. The results obtained show the COR value varies with different boots (CORbootA = 0.89, CORbootB = 0.59, CORbootC = 0.47) thus delivers different ball velocities at same kicking foot velocity (Uleg = 14 ms-1). It is apparent that the Boot A was made with the best upper material (Teijin synthetic leather), design and also construction of the boot.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: COR; Ball velocity; Football boot; Soccer; Deformation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: fawaz
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 02:22
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