Title

Kinematics of Body Segments under Aerodynamic Loads

Editor(s)

Erdman, A.G

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED (1987, Boston, MA, USA)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1987 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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