A Ph.D. study.This project deals with the structural adaptation of bone. Bone is an anisotropic material which adapts its structure to the applied loads. Assuming that bone strives towards an optimal structure, a remodelling scheme can be derived using optimization techniques. The material properties used are found by the homogenization method which implements the structural architecture of bone into the model. Using the proximal femur as an example, the remodelling scheme is implemented in both two- and three-dimensional finite element models. In a time incremental procedure, the adaptation of bone can be predicted.
|Effective start/end date||01/02/1996 → 31/01/1999|
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