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    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.

    Regards,

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

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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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    PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

    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,
    Scotland.

    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,
    Middlesex,
    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
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