Design of a New Setup for the Dynamic Analysis of the Recoil-Shoulder Interaction

  • Elie TruyenEmail author
  • Patrik Hosek
  • Niels Maddens
  • Johan Gallant
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 780)


We addressed the measurement and modeling of contact forces during intense, short impact loading of the shoulder. Experimental recoil force measurements show significant intra- and inter subject dispersion, advocating a an approach without real shooters but based on a biomechanical model for the dynamic analysis of the recoil-shoulder interaction. This mechanical prototype would replace actual shooters and is being developed and optimized for the standard, military, standing shooting position, but the framework could easily be extended to other positions and applications like clay shooting and hunting. The obtained recoil parameters are more realistic than current measures. The latter are not registered in realistic conditions as they are not based on direct measurements of the recoil forces on the shoulder but evaluated in a free-to-move or blocked setup. We illustrate the effects of these conditions on the recorded recoil force.


Recoil Shoulder Dynamic analysis Contact force 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elie Truyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Patrik Hosek
    • 1
  • Niels Maddens
    • 2
  • Johan Gallant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Weapon Systems and BallisticsRoyal Military AcademyBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Industrial Engineering FacultyKU LeuvenOstendBelgium

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