Author(s): Z.M. Oden, R.T. Hart, D.B. Buif
& M.R. Forwood
ion of finite element models of
canine forelimbs before and after ulnar
osteotomy using experimentally determined
"Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Tulane University, New Orleans LA, USA
^Department of Anatomy, Indiana University,
Indianapolis IN, USA
As a portion of on-going research into the relationship between a bone's form and function,
finite element models of five canine forelimbs were built.
The models were created using
computed tomography scans to determine both the bone geometry and the structural density of
each element (Hart et al ).
The density of each element was then used to assign orthotropic
material properties to each of the elements (Oden et al ).
A convergence test was performed
on one of the models to ensure accuracy.
Validity of die models is demonstrated with * bench-
top* loading and boundary conditions as well as physiological boundary co...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/BIO930281
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