SRI supercomputer unravels mysteries of golf ball flight

ERJ staff report (DS)

San Antonio, Texas — Sumitomo Rubber has worked with two US universities to calculate the detailed air flow around a golf ball in flight, using advanced numerical simulations. The project is a collaboration between Dr. E. Balaras from the University of Maryland, Dr. K. Squires from Arizona State University and Masaya Tsunoda of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Their work was presented last week at the 61st Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics in San Antonio, Texas. Keen golfers should…

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