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Ekin Akalan
11-25-2006, 08:11 PM
Hi,
I am a PhD student in Istanbul and working on building a normal 3D knee model for my thesis.
I would like to ask two things that make me confuse to the ADAMS and/or lifemod users:
1) In the lifemod_manual .pdf document the damping coefficient of the contact between the femur and the tibial solids (CAP solids) wtitten differently. In the panel figure damping coefficient seems 1e2 but in the article it seems 1e5 which one is correct? My model worked fine with 1e2.
2) Can i use these coefficients in ADAMS software to represent the normal knee articular contact coefficients (without using TKR or CAP solids )?


thanks



N. Ekin Akalan MS. PT.

Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory
I.U. Istanbul Medical Faculty 34390 Capa/Istanbul/Turkey

Doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering Institute
Bogazici University 34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

Phone: (212) 414-2000/32887 Fax: (212) 635 28 35

E_mail:ekin.akalan@boun.edu.tr
ekinakalan@yahoo.com

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