A physical model of the human-javelin system has been developed together with a mathematical model of javelin flight including its transverse elastic vibrations. Three kinds of parametric identifications were distinguished: geometrical, mass and aerodynamic. Numerical calculations were made for different initial velocities and throwing angles. The results obtained have been presented graphically.
Ernst K., Physics of sport [in Polish]. PWN, Warszawa 1992.
Golińska E., Physical and mathematical modeling of javelin throw in consideration of flexural elasticity [in Polish]. Master's Thesis, Faculty of Mechanical, Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warszawa, 2003.
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