How Australians Use CFD To Better Swimming

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Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) and the University of Western Australia can determine whether a change is beneficial without actually changing a swimmer’s technique, by inputting the 3D kinematics (body movements) of the swimmer, and then calculate the way the water moves around this 3D animation using ‘computational fluid dynamics’. This takes the ‘trial and error’ approach out of technique prescription. The video below demonstrates how they can model and measure the swimming stroke of world record holder Eamon Sullivan.

Source: ScienceNetwork WA

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