Projectile Motion of a Ball with Aerodynamic Drag – Multibody, Multi-Domain Physical Model in MapleSim – Maplesoft

Projectile Motion of a Ball with Aerodynamic Drag

This simulation compares the projectile trajectories of a ball with and without the effects of air drag for specified initial conditions (height, speed, and launch angle). An Excel data set that contains coefficient of drag values for a range of Reynolds numbers is attached to this model and is used for estimating the drag forces.

This model was created with MapleSim 2020.1

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Model Images
  • img_model Model diagram of the system
  • img_results Simulation results comparing the trajectories
  • img_visualization Visualization of the ball with aerodynamic drag (blue line) and without aerodynamic drag (red line)
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