A mathematical model for the simulation of human leg dynamics

dc.contributor.advisorKay, Franklin J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEichberger, Le Roy C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAnder, Willard N., Jr.
dc.creatorParks, James Mac
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-06T16:32:09Z
dc.date.available2022-10-06T16:32:09Z
dc.date.issued1973
dc.description.abstractA mathematical model was developed to describe the motion of the human leg. The leg was modeled as a triple physical pendulum, constrained to planer motion, simulating the swing phase of walking for anatomic or prosthetic legs. Using the equations of motion, a set of applied forces was derived which reproduced a prescribed swing-phase motion for a particular set of leg properties and a particular gait. Terms were included in the model to provide damping, and geometric models of the limbs were devised to derive moments of inertia from dimensional data. The model was implemented in a computer program to provide numerical solutions for use in design optimization studies of prosthetic legs.
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineering, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.other13863613
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/12192
dc.language.isoen
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dc.titleA mathematical model for the simulation of human leg dynamics
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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