Author

Shuoting Dong

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kim, Meung J.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

LCSH

Mechanical engineering||Biomechanics||Biomechanics||Mechanical engineering

Abstract

The biomechanics, on contrast with other areas, has a fast development in the past few years, but many of the researches are just focused on one or two parts of human body, like the knee joints or the lumbar vertebra as well as only areas closely related to medical treatments. One main reason for this fact is our body's features are very complicated, like the inhomogeneous density and the uncertainty of the reaction of our muscle and the data will even change on same person in different age. Even simple approaches to human body mechanics are missing in this area. As the first effort toward the biomechanics in this direction, idealized skeleton is used to investigate the stress distributions in various configurations that simulate human postures. Further, the analysis is extended to a few joints with real bone joints in order to show that it can help understand the stress concentrations on human body.

Comments

Advisors: Meung Jung Kim.||Committee members: Abhijit Gupta; Pradip Majumdar.

Extent

97 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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