On Pain Detection in Multibody Systems


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Up to now a coherence between pain and technical systems has almost not been researched. Whereas some aspects of the nociceptive pain which serves human beings as a warning system and is also described as useful, can be transferred necessarily to technical systems. The idea of pain detection is an additional product of the Mesoscopic Particle Method [2-4]. Thereby the transformation of kinetic energy into heat energy caused by impact- and friction processes in the boundary layer of contact areas is described correctly with respect to thermodynamics. Between the properties of pain and heat there obviously exist analogies. Pain increases when certain external effects get higher and decreases smoothly, when the effect is taken off [5]. Generally pain is a vector of different phenomena. By means of the developed sensor concept the application of energy is detected including implicit frequency selective information about the jerk. It will experimentally and numerically be shown how e. g. a “hard-soft-detection” of surfaces can be evaluated by the developed sensor concept.



Edited by:

Tadeusz Uhl and Andrzej Chudzikiewicz






G. P. Ostermeyer and F. Schiefer, "On Pain Detection in Multibody Systems", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 9, pp. 115-126, 2008

Online since:

October 2007




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