Material Analysis of Baseball Bats


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Material Analysis of Baseball Bats
This paper compares the material composition of metal, wood, and composite baseball bats to determine their impact on performance. A brief history of the baseball bat is provided followed by a discussion of the criteria used to select the bats, the physical and mechanical properties of the materials, and a comparison of their performance.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPage 2
Basis for Selection of MaterialsPage 2
Evolution of the Baseball BatPage 2
Selection CriteriaPage 4
Data on Primary MaterialsPage 6
Physical/Mechanical Profile: WoodPage 6
Physical/Mechanical Profile: AluminumPage 7
Physical/Mechanical Profile: CompositePage 8
Comparison between Materials BehaviorPage 9
ConclusionPage 12...
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