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Title: Parameter determination for a computer simulation model of a diver and a springboard
Authors: Yeadon, Maurice R.
Kong, Pui W.
King, Mark A.
Keywords: Diving
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Citation: YEADON, M.R., KONG, P.W. and KING, M.A., 2006. Parameter determination for a computer simulation model of a diver and a springboard. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 22 (3), pp. 167-176
Abstract: This study used kinematic data on springboard diving performances to estimate visco-elastic parameters of a planar model of a springboard and diver with wobbling masses in the trunk, thigh and calf segments and spring-dampers acting at the heel, ball and toe of the foot segment. A subject-specific angle-driven eightsegment model was used with an optimisation algorithm to determine visco-elastic parameter values by matching simulations to four diving performances. Using the parameters determined from the matching of a single dive in a simulation of another dive resulted in up to 31% difference between simulation and performance, indicating the danger of using too small a set of kinematic data. However using four dives in a combined matching process to obtain a common set of parameters resulted in a mean difference of 8.6%. Since these four dives included very different rotational requirements, it is anticipated that the combined parameter set can be used with other dives from these two groups.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Applied Biomechanics [© Human Kinetics Inc.]. The definitive version is available at: http://hk.humankinetics.com/eJournalMedia/pdfs/5992.pdf
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5955
ISSN: 1065-8483
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