Structural Optimisation: Biomechanics of the Femur

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Title: Structural Optimisation: Biomechanics of the Femur
Authors: Phillips, ATM
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: A preliminary iterative three-dimensional meso-scale structural model of the femur was developed, in which bar and shell elements were used to represent trabecular and cortical bone respectively. The cross-sectional areas of the bar elements and the thickness values of the shell elements were adjusted over successive iterations of the model based on a target strain stimulus, resulting in an optimised construct. The predicted trabecular architecture, and cortical thickness distribution showed good agreement with clinical observations, based on the application of a single leg stance load case during gait. The benefit of using a meso-scale structural approach in comparison to micro- or macroscale continuum approaches to predictive bone modelling was achievement of the symbiotic goals of computational efficiency and structural description of the femur.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
ISSN: 1755-0777
Start Page: 147
End Page: 154
Journal / Book Title: Engineering and Computational Mechanics
Volume: 165
Issue: 2
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Publication Status: Published
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