Baseball Research Center

Publications

  • Patrick Drane, James Sherwood, Renzo Colosimo and David Kretschmann, 2012, A study of wood baseball bat breakage, 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), July 10-13, Lowell, MA.
  • William B. Giannetti and James A. Sherwood, 2012, High Speed X-ray Video Capture of Baseball Impact, 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), July 10-13, Lowell, MA.
  • Brian J. Munroe and James A Sherwood, 2012, Finite Element Modeling of a Baseball, 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), July 10-13, Lowell, MA.
  • Eric Ruggiero, James Sherwood, Patrick Drane and David Kretschmann, 2012, An investigation of bat durability by wood species, 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), July 10-13, Lowell, MA.
  • Jennifer Yee and James Sherwood, 2012, Characterizing the Interactions between Softballs and Softball Bats for Design of Batted-Ball Performance, 9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), July 10-13, Lowell, MA.
  • Broe, M., 2010, "An Experimental Investigation of the Evolution of Composite Baseball Bat Performance using Accelerated Break-in Procedures," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF
  • Sutton, A., 2010, "Using Modal Analysis to Investigate Bat-Ball Performance of Baseball Bats," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF
  • Andrew D. Sutton and James A. Sherwood, 2010, “Using vibrational analysis to investigate the batted-ball performance of baseball bats,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Vienna, Austria. -- View PDF
  • Matthew Broe, James Sherwood, and Patrick Drane, 2010, “Experimental study of the evolution of composite baseball bat performance,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Vienna, Austria. -- View PDF
  • Patrick Drane and James Sherwood, 2010, “Baseball studies: baseball bat testing protocol development,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Vienna, Austria. -- View PDF
  • James A. Sherwood and Patrick J. Drane, 2008, “An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Performance on Composite Baseball Bats,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Biarritz, France. -- View PDF
  • Patrick J. Drane, James A. Sherwood, Joshua W. Jones, and Timothy P. Connelly, 2008, “The Effect of Baseball Construction on the Game of Baseball,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Biarritz, France. -- View PDF
  • Joshua W. Jones, James Sherwood and Patrick Drane, 2008, “Experimental Investigation of Youth Baseball Bat Performance,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Biarritz, France. -- View PDF
  • Lawrence P. Fallon, James A. Sherwood and Michael Donaruma, 2008, “An Assessment of Sensing Technologies to Monitor the Collision of a Baseball and Bat,” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, July, Biarritz, France. -- View PDF
  • Shaw, R., 2006, "Laboratory and Field Experimental Investigations of the Relationship of Baseball Bat Properties on Batted-Ball Speed," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF
  • Nabeshima, S., and Sherwood, J.A., 2004, "Comparison of the Performance of U.S. and Japanese Aluminum Baseball Bats," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, UC Davis, CA. -- View PDF
  • Drane, P., and Sherwood, J.A., 2004, "Characterization of the Effect of Temperature on Baseball COR performance," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, UC Davis, CA. -- View PDF
  • Vedula, G., and Sherwood, J.A., 2004, "An Experimental and Finite Element Study of the Relationship amongst the Sweetspot, COP, and Vibration Nodes in Baseball Bats," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, UC Davis, CA. -- View PDF
  • Nabeshima, Shintaro, 2004, "Comparison of the Performance of U.S. and Japanese Aluminum Bats Using U.S. and Japanese Test Protocols," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF
  • Vedula, Gayatri, 2004, "Experimental and Finite Element Study of the Design Parameters of an Aluminum Baseball Bat," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF
  • Mustone, Timothy J., 2003, "A Method to Evaluate and Predict the Performance of Baseball Bats Using Finite Elements," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF
  • Drane, P.D., 2003, "Characterization of the Effects of Use and Moisture Content on Baseball Bat Performance Using Experimental Methods," MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. -- View PDF w/o Bookmarks (2.6MB) | View PDF w/Bookmarks (8.5MB)
  • Fallon, L.P., and Sherwood, J.A., 2002, "A Study of the Barrel Construction of Baseball Bats," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, Kyoto, Japan. -- View PDF
  • Drane, P.D., and Sherwood, J.A., 2002, "The Effects of Moisture Content and Workhardening on Baseball Bat Performance," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, September, Kyoto, Japan. -- View PDF
  • Fallon, L.P., Collier, R.D, Sherwood, J.A., and Mustone, T.J., 2000, "Determining Baseball Bat Performance Using a Conservation Equations Model with Field Test Validation," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, June, Sydney, Australia. -- View PDF
  • Sherwood, J.A., Mustone, T.J., and Fallon, L.P., 2000, "Characterizing the Performance of Baseball Bats using Experimental and Finite Element Methods," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, June, Sydney, Australia. -- View PDF
  • Mustone, T.J., and Sherwood, J.A., 2000, "Using LS-DYNA to Develop a Baseball Bat Performance and Design Tool," Proceedings of the 6th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, April 9-10, Southfield, MI. -- View PDF
  • Mustone, T.J., and Sherwood, J.A., 1998, "Using LS-DYNA to Characterize the Performance of Baseball Bats," Proceedings of the 5th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, September 21-22, Southfield, MI. -- View PDF