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Stephen Haake
11-21-1994, 11:28 PM
22nd November 1994
Dear Colleague,

Please find below the programme for a one day meeting I am
organising as part of the British Institute of Physics Annual Congress in
March 1995. My own area of research is in the mechanics of golf ball
impacts. I would also like to organise a Conference in 1996 on The
Engineering of Sport, the idea being that there isn't a forum for
researchers like myself to publish Engineering type work on the subject of
sport. Quite often the work lies somewhere between biomechanics and
engineering and as such is not publishable in either. If anyone is
interested in the meeting in 1995 or would like to input ideas etc for the
conference in 1996 I would love to hear from them.


Steve Haake
Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering,
The University of Sheffield,
Mappin Street,
Sheffield S1 3JD,

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The Physics of Sport
The Institute of Physics Congress
Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, England
30th March 1995
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10.00 Coffee and Registration

10.20 The engineering of a sports bike
Dr Richard Hill
Lotus Engineering, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8EZ.

11.00 The mechanics of golf equipment
Dr Alastair Cochran
Technical Consultant, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint
Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JD,

11.40 Coffee

12.00 Modelling for an improved cricket bat
Dr C. Grant and Dr A.D. Baird
Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering,
Stephenson Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.

12.20 A theoretical model for the prediction of forces developed during a
rock climbing leader fall
Dr M.J. Pavier
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Bristol,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Queen's Buildings, University Walk,
Bristol, BS8 1TR.

12.40 The role of the club head response in golf club design
Dr Steve Mather
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Nottingham,
University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD.

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Plenary Talk

14.40 The aerodynamics of sports balls
Dr Rabindra D. Mehta
Mail Stop 260/1, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field,
California 94035-1000, USA.

15.00 The playing quality of football pitches
Dr Steve Baker
The Sports Turf Research Institute, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1AU.

15.40 The application of mathematical methods in running
Dr A.J. Ward-Smith
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge,
UB8 3PH.

16.20 The first ninety degrees of the golf swing
Professor A.B. Turner
School of Engineering, University of Sussex at Brighton, Falmer,
Brighton, BN1 9QT.

16.40 General discussion and finish

Dr. Stephen Haake - Mechanical Engineering - Ext. 5415