Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Human Arm as a Triple Pendulum System using Euler - Lagragian Model

Michael C. Agarana, Esther T. Akinlabi

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study attempts to model the human arm as a dynamical triple pendulum system. The equation of motion of te human arm was obtained using Euler-Lagrange equation. The resulted second order differential equation was solved analytically. Simulated results were presented with the aid of a computer software - Maple. It was observed that the angular displacement values of the three segments are directly proportional to their respective angular acceleration, which is in the modelling and analysis of human arm motion as a multiple pendulum system. Generally, the longer the segments of the human arm the longer it takes to swing back and forth, and the fewer back-and-forth swings there are in a second.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume413
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, ICESW 2018 - Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Human Arm as a Triple Pendulum System using Euler - Lagragian Model'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this