Title

Modeling of the Hand-arm System for Impact Loading in Shear Fastener Installation

Abstract

The aim of this study is to model the hand-arm system during fastening operation using shear fasteners. This fastening operation has considerable dynamic forces caused by the impact delivered to the hand-arm at the end of the operation because of fastener shear-off. The hand-arm is modeled as a rotational single-degree-of-freedom system. The values of the model parameters are obtained using the magnitude of compliance spectrum calculated from the measured torque and angular displacement data, which are obtained while installing fasteners on a fixtured experimental setup, and by a non-linear least-square curve fitting technique. The experimental setup facilitates transferring the torque from a torque driver to a fastening tool handle held by the subject. The identified parameter values are found consistent for the trials conducted under same test conditions. Strong agreements are seen between the predicted responses using the model and the measured responses.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

Keywords and Phrases

Fastening Operation; Hand-Arm Model

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Biomechanics
Compliance

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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