Analysis, simulation and comparison of an exoskeleton for rehabilitation of lower limbs using different materials for its manufacture

C. Hernández-Santos, Fermín C. Aragón, Adriana Vargas-Martinez, Jorge J. De Lozoya-Santos, Ricardo Ramírez-Mendoza, Juan C. Tudón-Martínez

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Abstract

This work is the continuation of the development and preliminary manufacture of an exoskeleton for lower extremities with 5 degrees of freedom, from the established design parameters the prototype was manufactured, an analysis of the finite element was made using ANSYS mechanical and Solidworks for the mechanical design with the purpose of studying the mechanical behavior of the structure when subjected to stresses and deformations. Within the simulations, another type of material was exchanged so that the future manufacture is made with lighter materials and with the possibility of being manufactured using 3D printing, the materials proposed for this experimentation were PLA, ABS and PLA with carbon fiber the mechanical behavior of these materials was compared with that of an exoskeleton currently manufactured with aluminum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages101-102
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event30th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 7 Oct 201911 Oct 2019

Conference

Conference30th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, ICAST 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/10/1911/10/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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