CAEDS: AN APPLICATION TO SPORTS BIOMECHANICS
AbstractIntroduction Computer assisted design (CAD) and finite element modeling and analysis have become increasingly popular over the last 14 years in the engineering world (Kensinger, 1986). In Biomechanics it has primarily been applied in the area ofbone research. The purpose ofthis study was to apply CAEDS (computer assisted engineering design system) to the field of sports biomechanics and to experience its limitations and advantages. A stress analysis on a 2-dimensional foot model with maximum forces experienced at impact during a karate kick was performed. For this study it was assumed that the foot was a solid block of cortical bone. Precise values were not considered crucial since it was of greatest interest to see trends predicted by the model and to experience advantages and limitations using CAEDS applied to sports biomechanics.
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