WIT Press

Mechanical Analysis For The Design Of A Fibre Rein- Forced Pelvic Prosthesis By Help Of CAD/CAE- Techniques

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960011

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1996

Size

616 kb

Author(s)

M.R.S. Huisman, M. Maier & S. Keith

Abstract

Analysis of the mechanical behaviour of a human pelvis is done with and without implanted prosthesis. Results of the analyses are used as boundary conditions in the process of the design of a carbon fibre reinforced pelvic prosthesis. In order to include the analysis part in the whole prosthesis design process, the transfer from the image analysis part to a 3D finite element model is discussed with respect to the interfaces to other systems. 1 Introduction With the resection of malignant tumors in the human pelvis, a demand for well designed pelvic prostheses is seen. The requirements for a new kind of custom- made prosthesis concern e.g. new materials and data transfer from image processing, like computer tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imagi

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