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James Sherwood

Research

James Sherwood, Ph.D, PE

Co-Director of the Advanced Composite Materials and Textile Research Lab (ACMTRL)

Director of the Baseball Research Center

Dr. Sherwood's most recent works include crash modeling for the Solectria Sunrise All-Composite Electric Car and the modeling and experimental investigation of the bat/ball impacts for Major League baseball and the NCAA.

 

Publications

Sherwood, J., Drane, P., 2015, "Special section on "Technology in Sports Training"," Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, Vol 229, Issue 2, Pages 79-80.


Drane P., Duffy M., Fournier J., Sherwood J., Breed M., 2014, “The Behavior of Golf Ball Putting on Artificial Turf,” Procedia Engineering, Vol. 72, Pages 599-604.


Ruggiero, E., Sherwood J., Drane P., Duffy M., Kretschmann D., 2014, “Finite Element Modeling of Wood Bat Profiles for Durability,” Procedia Engineering, Vol. 72, Pages 527-532.


Yee, J., Sherwood, J., Fitzgerald, S., 2014, "Batted-Ball performance of a Composite Softball Bat as a Function of Ball Type," Procedia Engineering, Vol. 72, Pages 465-470.


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.


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