Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Brief communication
23 Nov 2018
Brief communication |  | 23 Nov 2018

Brief Communication: Measuring rock decelerations and rotation changes during short-duration ground impacts

Andrin Caviezel and Werner Gerber

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Anticipating the flight path of a bouncing object holds fascination for playing children and scientists alike. While the path of a ball can be judged easily, the erratic rebound behavior of complexly shaped forms are intriguing. Here, we focus on the timescales and rotation changes during real rock–ground impacts while traveling down a slope. Specialized sensors inside the rock track those changes and reveal contact times in the millisecond range defining the overall flight path behavior.
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