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Force measurement from accelorometer in Soccer ball

  1. Nov 18, 2015 #1
    I have a 3-axis accelerometer suspended on rubber bands inside a soccer ball and am wondering how to calculate the impact force of the ball with it. I have an intuition that the force will be proportional to the frequency of the oscillations of the sensor after a collision but I am having difficulty figuring out anything more specific.

    Thanks for any help in advance.
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2015 #2

    Svein

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    No. The frequency is determined solely by the mass of the accelerometer and the elasticity of the rubber bands.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2015 #3
    Ok, any idea how to calculate the force then? Thanks
     
  5. Nov 19, 2015 #4

    Svein

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    The amplitudes of the oscillations may give something useful, especially the first amplitude. You need to calibrate your device, though.
     
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