I can discuss this project with you. So there will be a modeling component and an experimental component to validate the model. It that correct? If you are doing the experimental part, who is doing the modeling?
What kind of instrumentation do you have at the university? Do you have accelerometers and a data acquisition system? Do you have a high speed video system?
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