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Validation Of Finite Element Models Of Canine Forelimbs Before And After Ulnar Osteotomy Using Experimentally Determined Physiological Loading

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO930281

Volume

1

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

966 kb

Author(s)

Z.M. Oden, R.T. Hart, D.B. Buif & M.R. Forwood

Abstract

Validation of finite element models of canine forelimbs before and after ulnar osteotomy using experimentally determined physiological loading Z.M. Oden", R.T. Hart", D.B. Buif & M.R. Forwood& "Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans LA, USA ^Department of Anatomy, Indiana University, Indianapolis IN, USA As a portion of on-going research into the relationship between a bone's form and function, finite element models of five canine forelimbs were built. The models were created using computed tomography scans to determine both the bone geometry and the structural density of each element (Hart et al [1]). The density of each element was then used to assign orthotropic material properties to each of the elements (Oden et al [2]). A convergence test was performed on one of the models to ensure accuracy. Validity of die models is demonstrated with * bench- top* loading and boundary conditions as well as physiological boundary co

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