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ASOM v7 EXAMPLE Elliptical Cross Trainer

In this example the kinematics, and partially also the kinetostatics, of a Cross Trainer are analyzed in ASOM v7.

ASOM v7 EXAMPLE Elliptical Cross-Trainer

To accomplish this, the forces exerted by the person are added to the system and the countering forces (or torques) of the flywheel are used to bring the force system into a kinetostatic equilibrium. At one bearing the determination of the bearing forces is shown, and with the aid of an auxiliary slider the (simplified) power output of the person can be varied interactively. 

The kinematics are distributed over three layers and connected at certain contact points.

  1. Left Cross Trainer layer
  2. Person
  3. Right Cross Trainer layer 
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