You are here

The Aerodynamics of Soccer Balls

MIT professor of applied mathematics John Bush has published work on the aerodynamics of soccer balls.

The flow of air around a ball depends on the roughness of the ball's surface, Bush finds, and describes how a smooth ball can bend in the direction opposite from what the kicker expects.

Read more (and watch video).

Start Date: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED