WIT Press

Finite Element Analysis Of The Human Tibia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950361

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,022 kb

Author(s)

B.V. Mehta & S. Rajani

Abstract

A 3-D solid model of the human tibia and the fibula was constructed using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and solid modeling software. A finite element analysis of the tibia was conducted to evaluate stresses developed in the tibia under static loads and to study the effect of varying material properties on these stresses. Loading conditions and material properties used were taken from literature. Two finite element models were taken into consideration. A model of the tibial post upto a length of 130mm was studied to compare results to previous literature and a model of the whole tibia under similar loading conditions was analyzed. Maximum stresses developed for cancellous bone were within ultimate stress values and a tendency of the cancellous bone to distribute stresses to regions of compact or cortical bone was observed. 1 Introduction

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