Design of a rib impactor equipment

Torres, C. R., García, G., Aguilar, L. A. and Martínez Sáez, Luis ORCID: (2018). Design of a rib impactor equipment. "Journal of Physics: Conference Series", v. 792 (n. 1); pp. 1-6. ISSN 1742-6596.


Title: Design of a rib impactor equipment
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Date: 2018
ISSN: 1742-6596
Volume: 792
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The human ribs must be analyzed as long and as curved bones, due to their physiology. For the development of an experimental equipment that simulate the application of loads, over the rib in the moment of a frontal collision in an automobile with seat belt, it was applied a methodology that constituted in the identification of needs and the variables which led the design of 3D model, from this it was used the technique of fused deposition modeling for the development of the equipment pieces. The supports that hold the rib ends were design with two and three degrees of freedom that allows the simulation of rib movement with the spine and the breastbone in the breathing. For the simulation of the seat belt, it was determined to applied two loads over the front part of the rib from the sagittal and lateral plane respectively, for this it was made a displacement through a lineal actuator with a speed of 4mm/s. The outcomes shown a design of an equipment able to obtain the load parameters required to generate fractures in rib specimens. The equipment may be used for the study of specimens with nearby geometries to the rib taken as a reference.

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Item ID: 50360
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DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/792/1/012072
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Jun 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 15:15
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