Kinematics of Body Segments under Aerodynamic Loads
A knowledge of the dynamic behavior of articulated limbs extended into an airstream from a fast moving aircraft or an aerospace vehicle is essential for the design of limb restraint devices that are used for the prevention of flail injuries. In this paper the general equations of motion are derived for limbs that are swept sideways and backwards by the aerodynamic forces. These equations of motion, which are nonlinear, ordinary differential equations, are solved by the fourth order Runge-Kutta procedure, and the kinematic behavior is described. Also, the maximum aerodynamic forces and moments are calculated for various joints. In addition to humans, the results are also applicable to robotic arms mounted on aerospace vehicles.
X. J. Avula et al., "Kinematics of Body Segments under Aerodynamic Loads," American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1987.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED (1987, Boston, MA, USA)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
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