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Homework Help: Hip joint

  1. Dec 4, 2006 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Can anybody help me calculate the approximate force/ stress on a hip joint during walking and/or running
    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 4, 2006 #2


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    What are your initial thoughts? We need to see something from you on questions #2 and #3 in order to help you. What forces and timescales are involved?
  4. Dec 5, 2006 #3
    All i want to find out is the approximate stress for each step that a person takes.

    I need to keep it quite simple for a presentation that i am doing so i was going to try and estimate the force that is produced on impact with the floor and then divide that by the approximate cross-sectional area to find the stress.

    I just need some help with the approximations.

    Any help appreciated
  5. Dec 5, 2006 #4
    well the actual force would be hard to approximate because it varies from person to person due to mass change.. at least that is what i would think
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