Accession Number:

ADA110980

Title:

Fracture and Viscoelastic Characteristics of the Human Cervical Spine. Kinematics of the 3 Actuator System

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL BOSTON MA ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS LAB

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

During the first five months of this research an analysis of the actuator kinematics and the load generation capabilities was performed. The Kinematic behavior of the Planar Motion Material Testing PMMTA actuators was analyzed using a computational algorithm written for a MINC-11-03 computer and a TK4010 plotting terminal. The analysis addressed a the range of motion of the test stage considering various angular orientations of the test stage for the most acceptable design, and b the calculation of max loads in the vertical, horizontal and rotational directions for each position of the test stage.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE