What the ‘backbone’ of the ‘brain’ does on ice
When you’re playing hockey and it’s time to put a puck in the net, how do you get the puck to the backbone?
That’s where the science comes in, with a new study looking at the mechanics of how a shot is delivered to the head of the puck.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new way of understanding how the puck moves on ice and how it interacts with the head.
The research, published in the journal Science Advances, looked at the “bone structure” of the NHL puck, using X-rays and optical microscopy.
They found that the hockey puck is made up of two layers of carbon nanotubes.
The second layer, the outermost, is comprised of two sheets of polymers, which have a high melting point, a high thermal conductivity, and are strong enough to resist the forces that would otherwise break the molecules apart.
“It’s a pretty unique combination of qualities that we found, because we know that there’s some important interactions between the two layers, which are important for how the molecules interact with each other,” said co-author David Fenton, a professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Fenton and his team found that when a shot hits the hockey stick, it bounces off of the outer layer of carbon, and it bounces back into the head, where it is then transferred to the other layer of the hockey.
“This is the first time that we’ve been able to quantify these interactions,” Fenton said.
The new study looked at what happens to the hockey when a puck hits a puck pad, a small area of ice that is normally a safe place for the puck because the ball doesn’t get too far away from the pads.
“The puck is essentially moving towards the surface, and if it’s moving towards a surface, it’s going to hit something, and that’s where it’s being transferred to,” Fencer said.
In order to see what happens in real time, Fenton’s team put a ball on the ice and then took a picture of the ball’s trajectory.
They then used an advanced camera to record the path the ball was traveling in real-time, along with a small amount of the ice.
The ball was able to travel about 20 centimeters (6 inches) from the puck pad to the surface of the rink, and the researchers found that its trajectory varied according to the direction of the incoming puck.
“When the puck was moving towards, say, the backside of the wall, the puck would be heading straight back towards the puck surface,” Fohnart said.
“If the puck is moving towards it, it would be going to the bottom of the surface.
If it was moving to the top, it’d be going towards the front.
And if it was going to get hit, the ball would be hitting the back of the head.”
The results showed that the trajectory of the shot was not consistent with what a puck would do if it hit a surface.
The results also showed that even though the puck had a high impact resistance, it was still able to bounce back to the pad when it hit the ice, even though it would have had to hit a softer surface.
“So the physics is exactly the same as if you hit the puck in a straight line, and this is something that we didn’t know, but we know it’s the same for other types of impacts,” Founion said.
Fencer said he believes the findings are important because they will allow for better understanding of how the hockey is delivered on ice.
“What we have found is that the ball bounces off the puck when it hits the surface,” he said.
“This is important for understanding the physics of what’s happening to the puck, because it will help us understand how it impacts the surface.”
Fenton said the findings have some important implications for how hockey players handle the puck during games, and will help players and coaches understand what’s going on when the puck hits the ice during the game.
“One of the things that we see in hockey is that you can make a shot that goes in the backhand and get a bounce back.
And that’s something that I think is something important for coaches, and I think we have a great understanding of this,” Fennen said.