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Flexible multibody approach in forward dynamic simulation of locomotive strains in human skeleton with flexible lower body bones

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posted on 2011-01-18, 00:00 authored by A Kłodowski, Timo Rantalainen, A Mikkola, A Heinonen, H Sievänen
A method for bone strain estimation is examined in this article. The flexibility of a single bone in an otherwise rigid human skeleton model has been studied previously by various authors. However, in the previous studies, the effect of the flexibility of multiple bones on the musculoskeletal model behavior was ignored. This study describes a simulation method that can be used to estimate the bone strains at both tibias and femurs of a 65-year old Caucasian male subject. The verification of the method is performed by the comparison of the results with other studies available in literature. The results of the study show good correlation with the results of previous empirical studies. A damping effect of the flexible bones on the model is also studied in this paper.

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Journal

Multibody system dynamics

Volume

25

Issue

4

Pagination

395 - 409

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1573-272X

eISSN

1384-5640

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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