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Inverse Simulation Study of Trampoline-Performed Somersaults

  • Wojciech Blajer
  • Adam Czaplicki
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 422)


Front and back somersaults on the trampoline are modeled. The developed mathematical models are used to solve the inverse dynamics problem, in which the applied moments of muscle forces at the joints that result in an actual (recorded) motion are determined. The nature of the stunts, the way the human body is maneuvered and controlled can be studied. The calculated torques are then used as control signals for the dynamic simulation. This provides a way to check the inverse dynamics procedures. The influence of typical control errors on somersault performance can be studied as well. Some examples of numerical calculations are reported.


Muscle Force Multibody System Control Torque Support Phase Inverse Dynamic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wojciech Blajer
    • 1
  • Adam Czaplicki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsTechnical University of RadomPoland
  2. 2.Department of BiomechanicsInstitute of Sport and Physical EducationBiala PodlaskaPoland

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