WIT Press


A Boundary Element Method For Analysis Of Bone Remodelling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE960311

Volume

14

Pages

8

Published

1996

Size

678 kb

Author(s)

M. Martinez, M.H. Aliabadi & H. Power

Abstract

A boundary element formulation is presented for analyzing surface bone remodelling. The formulation is based on sensitivity analysis and utilises design parameters which are related to the shape of the bone. Application of the method to analysis of remodelling of the diaphysial region of a long bone subjected to an internal pressure is presented. Several examples for circular and elliptical bone cross sections are presented to demonstrate the robustness of the proposed method. 1 Introduction The human body is a very complex structure in which the skeleton plays an important role. The skeleton is the frame that supports and protects various vital organs and tissues, moreover, without a skeleton it would be impossible to walk. In all there are 206 separate bones in an adul

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