Blueprint allows you to simulate the on-lane performance of your virtually-drilled bowling ball, taking into account the ball's as-drilled mass properties and coverstock characteristics, the oil pattern and lane surface, and the bowler's unique delivery parameters. We can use the Blueprint Software to change the layout of existing drilled bowling balls to see if a change in layout or adding a balance hole will change the bowling ball's reaction.
Additional highlights from the virtual ball drilling process include:
Calculation of the ball's as-drilled mass properties, including RGs, overall differential, intermediate differential (mass bias), static weights, and principal (minimum, maximum, and intermediate) RG axis position relative to the positive axis point (PAP).
Interactive 3D display of the drilled and undrilled bowling ball, with coverstock transparency for easier visualization of how the core is affected by the drilling; rotate, zoom, and pan the model to better see areas of interest.
Optional overlay of the ball's as-drilled principal mass moment of inertia (RG) axes and the bowler's PAP...see how the RG axes move when the ball is drilled and how they are oriented relative to the PAP.
Optional overlay of an RG contour plot on the ball's surface...a Blueprint-exclusive feature that lets you better position the core relative to the PAP for optimal on-lane track flare.
On-Lane Ball Motion Simulation
Blueprint allows you to simulate the on-lane performance of your virtually-drilled bowling ball, taking into account the ball's as-drilled mass properties and coverstock characteristics, the oil pattern and lane surface, and the bowler's unique delivery parameters.
Highlights of the on-lane ball motion simulation include:
Calculation of various pocket entry ball motion parameters, such as entry angle, ball speed, axis rotation, and axis tilt.
Optional overlay of the oil pattern on the ball path plot.
Plotting of multiple shots at once, allowing for easy comparisons.
Plotting of various parameters as the ball travels down the lane, including coverstock friction, ball speed, rev rate, and rotation angles.
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