WIT Press


Photoelasticity Applied To The Study Of Human Bones

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BSIM960131

Volume

3

Pages

11

Published

1996

Size

1,313 kb

Author(s)

H.A. Gomide

Abstract

The photoelastic tedinique is applied to obtain the distribution of stresses in some critical points of the human body, specifically in the femur and the mandibular bones. The study is done based on simplified hypothesis, using two and three-dimensional photoelastic models, and the results are correlated with real bones and also compared with some results from the literature. 1 Introduction Two distinct ways exist in the development of the stress analysis knowledge. The first one is that supported by mathematical concepts in which the Theory of Elasticity was outlined and developed. This stage was important because the general principles developed provide the foundations for complete theoretical or experimental solutions of all stress analysis problems. The second way, known as Experimental Stress Analysis, provides the means by which

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