A SIMULATION OF STROKE EFFICIENCY DURING FRONT CRAWL BY USING THE SWIMMING HUMAN SIMULATION MODEL

  • Hideki Takagi
  • Motomu Nakashima
  • Shigetada Kudo
Keywords: Human swimming, Computer simulation, Unsteady fluid force, Stroke efficiency

Abstract

Nakashima et al. (2005) have developed a swimming human simulation model (SWUM) considering rigid body dynamics and unsteady fluid for the whole body. By using this model, it comes to be able to estimate the mechanical efficiency during human swimming which has been difficult to obtain its actual measurement value. The purpose of this study was to estimate the mechanical efficiency during front crawl in varied swimming velocity. If this estimation is considered reasonable and proper, the SWUM may become a useful tool to create a new efficient stroke movement in the water.
Published
2007-12-12