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Technology and Health Care 13 (2005) 5766 57 Simulation of manual materials handling

Summary: Technology and Health Care 13 (2005) 57­66 57
IOS Press
Simulation of manual materials handling:
Biomechanial assessment under different
lifting conditions
¨Omer G¨undogdua,
, Kurt S. Andersonb
and Mohamad Parnianpourc
Atat¨urk University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
E-mail: omergun@atauni.edu.tr
bRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical, Aerospace, & Nuclear Engineering, Troy, NY 12180,
E-mail: anderk5@rpi.edu
cSharif University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tehran, Iran
E-mail: parnianpour@Sharif.edu
Received 25 May 2004
Accepted 20 September 2004
Abstract. Manual material handling (MMH) tasks were evaluated and compared under different lifting conditions. For the
theoretical evaluations, a two-dimensional sagittally symmetric human-body model was established to compute the moment
and joint load time histories for MMH tasks for a variety of different lift specifications and constraints such as lifting durations,


Source: Anderson, Kurt S. - Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences