Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 10 (2004)


May 10 – 13, 2004, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Igor Zolotarev and Alena Poživilová

Copyright © 2004 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

ISBN 80-85918-88-9 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Use of X-ray computed tomography for construction of FE models of bones
Jiroušek O., Jírová J., Máca J.
pages 133 - +8p., full text

The article reports on procedures used for development of FE models of bones on basis of data obtained from series of computed tomography (CT) scans. These models include mechanical properties reflecting the bone inhomogeneity through apparent density which can be easily retrieved from the CT scans. Experimental procedures used for evaluation of mechanical properties of cancellous bone using small samples of cylindrical shape were designed in such a way, which allows for determination of the viscoelastic properties of cancellous bone. Both compressive and tensile specimens are tested while for the strain measurement an optical method utilizing CCD camera of high resolution is used. Relationship between the apparent density and mechanical properties of cancellous bone in a power-law form is proposed.

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