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Vol. 53 (2012) No. 3 September n. 173


Dimple Patterns of Golf Balls and Node Arrangements of Geodesic Domes

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 53 (2012) No. 3 September n. 173
  • Pages: 185-195
  • Title: Dimple Patterns of Golf Balls and Node Arrangements of Geodesic Domes
  • Author(s): T. Tarnai and A. Lengyel
  • Keywords: golf ball; dimple pattern; spherical grid; geodesic dome; triangulation; symmetry.
Abstract
In this paper, dimple patterns of golf balls, that can provide inspiration for design of spherical grid structures especially geodesic domes, are investigated. Several examples of golf ball designs are presented to show different symmetry groups and actual geometrical configurations.

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