Accession Number:

ADA250248

Title:

THE GEBODIII Program User's Guide and Description

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 1987-Mar 1991,

Corporate Author:

BEECHER RESEARCH CO DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

This report documents the latest version of the GEBOD program, GEBODIII. GEBOD generates human and dummy body data sets for use in dynamic modelling. The data sets include the body segments geometric and mass properties, and the joints locations and range of motion characteristics. The first part of this manual is a users guide which describes how to install, run, and use GEBODIII. The second part is the program description which explains the program modifications since original documentation in 1983. The improvements and changes that have been made include addition of dummy data sets, incorporation of human stereophotometrically generated data to calculate segment inertial properties and joint locations for adult human data sets, addition of joint characteristics for adult human data sets, addition of an option to output data for the forearm and hand segments as either combined or separated segments for the adult human data sets, a change in the unit of weight from kilograms to newtons, use of prompts to ask for filenames, and programming changes to make the program more user friendly.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE