I have a Force Acceleration analysis that I am un sure of. I have a picture of a skull that is punched/kicked/whatever in the chin.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Problem Statement:

The head shown in the figure below is considered a rigid body. IT rocks on the occipital condyle, C, where an axial force, Fa, and a shear force, V, and a neck torque, To, resist the motion. A blow is applied to the chin at point B at an angle of 63 degrees relative to the horizontal. The initial linear acceleration, a, of the mass center, G, is photographically deteremined to be 140 x gravity. For a head of mass 3.5kg, a moment of inertia of 0.0356 kgm^2 about an axis perpendicular to the sagittal plane is calculate.d WHat are the reactions at the occipital condyles if torque To is neglected?

Ive used the parallel axis theorem to find my actual needed inertia.

I am thinking that maybe I need to do a sum of moments about the condyle to find a reaction force, but I'm not sure if that is right or how to do it. I can't figure out how to incoroporate the moment of inertia.

If anyone can help shed some light for me, I would appreciate it.

I will also be around to answer any questions one might have.

Thanks a bunch.

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