Finite element analysis of human joints

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Our work focuses on the development of finite element models (FEMs) that describe the biomechanics of human joints. Finite element modeling is becoming a standard tool in industrial applications. In highly complex problems such as those found in biomechanics research, however, the full potential of FEMs is just beginning to be explored, due to the absence of precise, high resolution medical data and the difficulties encountered in converting these enormous datasets into a form that is usable in FEMs. With increasing computing speed and memory available, it is now feasible to address these challenges. We address the first by acquiring ... continued below

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Bossart, P.L. & Hollerbach, K. September 1, 1996.

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Our work focuses on the development of finite element models (FEMs) that describe the biomechanics of human joints. Finite element modeling is becoming a standard tool in industrial applications. In highly complex problems such as those found in biomechanics research, however, the full potential of FEMs is just beginning to be explored, due to the absence of precise, high resolution medical data and the difficulties encountered in converting these enormous datasets into a form that is usable in FEMs. With increasing computing speed and memory available, it is now feasible to address these challenges. We address the first by acquiring data with a high resolution C-ray CT scanner and the latter by developing semi-automated method for generating the volumetric meshes used in the FEM. Issues related to tomographic reconstruction, volume segmentation, the use of extracted surfaces to generate volumetric hexahedral meshes, and applications of the FEM are described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97051681

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  • 1996 international conference on image processing, Lausanne (Switzerland), 16-19 Sep 1996

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  • Other: DE97051681
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--126079
  • Report No.: CONF-9609229--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 483339
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687574

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Bossart, P.L. & Hollerbach, K. Finite element analysis of human joints, article, September 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687574/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.