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Dynamic Characteristics of Human Leg Joints
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1977 by SAE International in United States
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In a typical car crash the occupant's feet are braced and the body inertia forces the torso toward the feet. In the current study the test apparatus utilized a fixed torso, but the toeboard moved rapidly toward the test subject to simulate leg flexure. A detailed two-dimensional force measuring system permitted computation of forces and torques at the leg joints.
Static and dynamic values of force and torque are presented as a function of the joint angle. The results are generally uniform with many of the curves assuming a parabolic shape. Peak dynamic values were twice the level of the static counterparts.
CitationGordon, S., Orticke, P., Prince, J., and McMeekin, R., "Dynamic Characteristics of Human Leg Joints," SAE Technical Paper 770924, 1977, https://doi.org/10.4271/770924.
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