Nuovo codice di calcolo per lo studio del contatto tra elementi elastici ed elementi rigidi

Franci, Riccardo ; Parenti Castelli, Vincenzo (2007) Nuovo codice di calcolo per lo studio del contatto tra elementi elastici ed elementi rigidi. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/2295.
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This paper presents a new tool to find the spatial configuration of a mechanical system which comprises elastic fibres interacting both with each other and/or with rigid bodies. The configuration is determined by means of the principle of the minimum elastic potential energy of the system. Coulomb friction is neglected at the contacts. The paper gives an overview on the optimal representation of the rigid body shapes in the collison detection problem. In particular, the paper presents an elastic fiber model and describes the rigid body representation adopted. Both have been implemented in the tool. Finally an application of the tool to the biomechanical field is presented which makes it possible to find the spatial configuration of the human ligaments at the ankle joint complex.

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Monograph (Technical Report)
Franci, Riccardo
Parenti Castelli, Vincenzo
elastic fibres, object representation, ligament-bone interaction.
Deposit date
30 Jan 2007
Last modified
16 May 2011 12:05

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