Analysis of Prosthetic Running Blade of Limb Using Different Composite Materials
Prostheses are used as an alternative to organs lost from the body. Flex-Foot Cheetah is considered one of the lower limb prostheses used in high-intensity activities such as running. This research focused on testing two samples of Flex-Foot Cheetah manufactured of two various materials (carbon, glass) with polyester and compare between them to find the foot with the best performance in running on the level of professional athlete. In the numerical analysis, the maximum principal stress, maximum principal elastic strain, strain energy; finally, the blade total deformation were calculated for both feet. In experimental work, the load-deflection test was done for foot to calculate the bending the results were very close to the numerical results and the curve of the carbon foot sample was lower than that for the glass foot sample that indicates the strength of carbon fiber.
Article received: 21/10/2018
Article accepted: 30/1/2019
Article published: 1/12/2019
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