A Study on a Vibratory Model of a Human Body

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S. P. Nigam, M. Malik

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India

J Biomech Eng 109(2), 148-153 (May 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138657 History: Received April 19, 1985; Revised January 26, 1987; Online June 12, 2009


This paper is concerned with the modeling of the human body as a spring mass system. Based on certain assumptions, an analysis for evaluating the mass and stiffness values of the model is developed. As an illustration of the modeling procedure, a 15-degree-of-freedom model of a male body is considered. The computed natural frequencies of the model are found to be within the range of available experimental values.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
Topics: Modeling , Springs , Stiffness
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