Finite element analysis of a composite artificial ankle
- Perkins, Leigh Ann
- Feb 1, 1993.
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- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Johnston, Lawrence, Denniston, Charles, and Czekalski, Blaise E.
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- Ultra-light carbon fiber composite materials are being utilized in artificial limbs with increasing frequency in recent years. Dr. Arthur Copes, an orthotist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has developed a graphite expoxy composite material artificial ankle (Copes/Bionic Ankle) that is intended to be used by amputees who require the most advanced above-and-below-the-knee prosthetic devices. The Copes/Bionic Ankle is designed to reproduce the function of the natural ankle joint by allowing the composite material to act as a spring mechanism without the use of metal mechanical parts. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center has agreed to participate in the design effort by providing the structural analysis of the artificial ankle design.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930013000.
Accession ID: 93N22189.
NASA, Washington, Technology 2002: The Third National Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition, Volume 2; p 387-389.
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