Optimalsteuerung biomechanischer MKS-Menschenmodelle für Simulationsanwendungen in der virtuellen Montageplanung
(Optimal control of biomechanical MBS-Digital Human Models for simulation in the virtual assembly planning)

Drittmittelfinanzierte Einzelförderung

Details zum Projekt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigrid Leyendecker

Uday Phutane

Beteiligte FAU-Organisationseinheiten:
Lehrstuhl für Technische Dynamik

Mittelgeber: Industrie (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)
Akronym: MKS-Menschenmodelle
Projektstart: 01.11.2015
Projektende: 31.10.2018


Lehrstuhl für Technische Dynamik
structure preserving simulation and optimal control
Lehrstuhl für Technische Dynamik

Abstract (fachliche Beschreibung):

The goal of this project is to apply techniques of biomechanics and optimal control to generate realistic human-like motions of the DHM from generic working instructions like for example move a box from A to B. Such a model would enable the engineers to take into account physical workloads and reachability issues in virtual assembly planning.

The digital human is modeled as a biomechanical multibody system with muscles as actuators. The motions of the DHM for specific working instructions are predicted with the help of optimal control, where an objective function accounting for physiological quantities that are relevant for humans is minimized. This new approach enables the user to make quantitative statements about muscle forces and joint loads during assembly, which are important indicators for ergonomic assessment.

Externe Partner

Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM) / Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics


Björkenstam, S., Carlson, J.S., Linn, J., Leyendecker, S., & Lennartson, B. (2018). Inverse Dynamics for Discrete Geometric Mechanics of Multibody Systems with Application to Direct Optimal Control. Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics.
Björkenstam, S., Nyström, J., Carlson, J.S., Roller, M., Linn, J., Hanson, L.,... Leyendecker, S. (2017). A framework for motion planning of digital humans using discrete mechanics and optimal control. (pp. 64-71). Bonn, DE.
Phutane, U., Roller, M., Björkenstam, S., Linn, J., & Leyendecker, S. (2017). Kinematic validation of a human thumb model. In ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics. Prag, CZ.
Roller, M., Björkenstam, S., Linn, J., & Leyendecker, S. (2017). Optimal control of a biomechanical multibody model for the dynamic simulation of working tasks. In ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics. Prag, CZ.
Phutane, U. (2015). On the comparison of different muscle model dynamics using variational integrators (Master thesis).

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