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2013 Mathematical Modelling of Biomechanical Interactions between Backpack and Bearer during Load Carriage
Lei Ren, David Howard, Richard K. Jones
J. Appl. Math. 2013(SI05): 1-12 (2013). DOI: 10.1155/2013/349638

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This paper proposes a three-dimensional mathematical model of the biomechanical interactions between backpack and bearer during load carriage. The model considers both the coupled pack motions, which follow the torso, and also the longitudinal compliance and damping in the backpack suspension. The pack interaction forces and moments, acting on the bearer, are determined from kinematic relationships, equations of motion, and a dynamic pack suspension model. The parameters of the pack suspension model were identified from test data obtained using a load carriage test rig. Output from the load carriage mathematical model has been compared with measurement data during human gait and conclusions drawn with regard to the validity of the proposed approach.

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Lei Ren. David Howard. Richard K. Jones. "Mathematical Modelling of Biomechanical Interactions between Backpack and Bearer during Load Carriage." J. Appl. Math. 2013 (SI05) 1 - 12, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/349638

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Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 14 March 2014

zbMATH: 1266.92011
MathSciNet: MR3049442
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2013/349638

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Hindawi

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