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Dynamic Modelling of Soft Body Protector

Denis Damiano

Dynamic Modelling of Soft Body Protector.

Rel. Elvio Bonisoli, Giovanni Gerardo Muscolo, Angelo Davalli. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica (Mechanical Engineering), 2021


Taekwondo is a martial art recognized as an Olympic sport since 2000. During competitions athletes wear the typical protective garment composed by head, foot and chest protectors. This latter has been faced with several modifications during history adding electronic devices to help referees in the points assignment. The most recent technologies adopted in body protectors will be analysed with the purpose of modelling an innovative soft body protector specific for Taekwondo competitions. Three different versions of the new Hogu will be proposed with embedded pneumatic actuators to increase safety from injuries. Making use of Comsol Multiphysics, several actuator geometries and their disposition inside the bodice will be examined to guarantee a high protection level. Using Matlab, Daedo’s electronic body protector will be represented as a 1 DOF system composed by a mass, a spring and a damper in order to analyse its stiffness and damping properties and compare the results with our Hogu versions.

Relators: Elvio Bonisoli, Giovanni Gerardo Muscolo, Angelo Davalli
Academic year: 2020/21
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 61
Additional Information: Tesi secretata. Fulltext non presente
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica (Mechanical Engineering)
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-33 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/18542
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