Laboratory for Dynamics of Machines and Structures 
Characterization of the Dynamic Behaviour of a Basketball Goal Mounted on a Ceiling
 M. Javorski, P. Čermelj and M. Boltežar
Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 56, Issues 7-8, July-August 2010, Pages 505-510

download pdf  
An experimental modal analysis was performed on an existing basketball goal, with the modes, natural frequencies and damping ratios identified. On this basis, a numerical model was created, employing the finite-element method. Due to the correlation between the experimental and the numerical results, the model was accepted as valid. Subsequently, this model was used to analyse the transient response that occurs when a fully loaded goal suddenly becomes unloaded. The resulting oscillation was compared to the valid standard for this type of sports equipment.


Matija Javorski, dr.

  Iskra Mehanizmi, d.d., Lipnica

Glavni komercialni direktor

Primož Čermelj, dr.

  Iskra Mehanizmi, d.o.o.
Scholar Home Xs


Miha Boltežar, dr.

  Ladisk, Fakulteta za strojništvo, Univerza v Ljubljani
  +386 1 4771 608
Scholar Home Xs