i believe you asked this awhile ago and the answer is yes, it would be a good fit for motion
the challenge is that it is a rigid body kinematics program
another solution would be to use nonlinear dynamics if the compression of the ball is important
it really comes down to what you want to learn in this study, what exactly are you trying to simulate and improve upon?
Hi Jared Conway,
Many thanks for the response.
Sorry for the late reply as I just get back to work today.
The aim of this project, I would like to improve the accuracy of the ball machine.
At the moment (as long as I know) the most accurate one is: range 20-25m with accuracy 50cm or range 30-35m with accuracy 150cm.
So study would see what effect(s) do(es) influence the accuracy? e.g. ball pressure (ball contact surface), side wheels pressure, etc.
If I can model and simulate them, I will play with the ball pressure, contact surface (by changing the side wheels distance) and speed of the side wheels.
Jared, would it be also possible to get the spin effect? Because, in theory, if we give the ball different rotation speed of the side wheels (e.g, left side wheel slower than right side wheel) the ball will be thrown in spin.
If I cannot simulate all of the aspects I want above, please advise me what aspects that are possible.
Thank you very much in advance.
i would go with a crawl walk run approach
see what you can do with motion
then see what you can do with some static analyses to see how things interact
then take a step into nonlinear dynamic
i would highly recommend taking your reseller's training first and then looking for some application specific mentoring on the subject, this won't be easy starting from zero
It's possible. But only the shorter distance the ball can throw. To throw a ball at longer distance it's not possible. And there may slippery occurs between the ball and the tyre. To throw a ball at longer distance you have to use an elastic belt Simulation/Motion.
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