Ball Trajectory Risk Assessment

It is exciting when balls fly into crowded stadiums or get knocked out of the park, but those loose balls can pose a risk to both life and property. In crowded areas where stadiums are built close to roads or property, it is necessary for developers and property managers to have a ball trajectory risk assessment. For new construction, this assessment is often required during the planning phase.

The laws of physics that influence ball trajectory are gravity, which pulls the ball towards the ground, and air resistance, which slows the ball as it moves through the air. Other factors can affect the ball trajectory, including the velocity and spin of the ball when it is hit or thrown, or the shape and size of the ball.

Labosport has developed a projectile model that uses data collected from professional games. The model provides accurate results that can ascertain the level and type of mitigation required.

There are several types of barriers that can be installed to prevent balls from leaving the playing field, such as protective netting or solid walls. It is also possible to use natural features such as slopes or trees.