Bae, Jun Han. M.S., Purdue University, August 2014. Analysis of the Ping-Pong Ball Gun – Theoretical & Computational Approach. Major Professor: Richard M. French.
A Ping-Pong ball gun test is simulated using computational fluid dynamics software, ‘Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014’. The ball velocity profile and airflow distribution are analytically predicted. The predicted responses are verified using the concepts of fluid mechanics and gas dynamics. In this paper, the development of the analytical model, analysis results, and theoretical approximation are presented. The analysis results and theoretical approximation demonstrate that the ball velocity profile of a basic Ping-Pong ball gun test can be theoretically approximated. In addition, no clear influence of the mesh size on the fundamental behavior of the gun can be observed.
Ping-Pong Ball Gun
Date of this Version
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Dr. Ken Burbank
Month of Graduation
Master of Science
Advisor 1 or Chair of Committee
Dr. Richard M. French
Dr. Nancy L. Denton
Dr. Eric T. Matson