School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Sports Science Laboratory

The Sports Science Laboratory (SSL) specializes in the dynamics of bat and ball collisions. The results of this work help regulating agencies better understand equipment performance through experimental testing and numeric models. The lab is certified with the ASA and the NCAA and contracts with bat and ball manufacturers to verify compliance and evaluate prototype products. The lab also supports graduate students who conduct sports science research.

Bat Performance Test Machine


Inside View

Ball inside the barrel of an air cannon prior to being fired.

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