A new software pipeline for the micro-structure finite-element analysis of the proximal femur

Saulo Martelli, Egon Perilli, Gregory Ruthenbeck, Yohann Bala, Mark Taylor, Karen Reynolds

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    Abstract

    Knowledge of the whole-bone mechanics at micro-structural level can improve our understanding of age-related bone changes and related fractures. Finite-element (FE) models based on micro-CT images are able to estimate the contribution of the cortical and trabecular compartments to the mechanical behavior of entire bones at high resolution. However, generating, solving and analyzing FE models of hundreds of million elements, such as micro-FE models of entire proximal femurs, is computationally challenging and requires ad-hoc software and hardware solutions. We developed a novel software pipeline for generating, solving and analyzing micro-FE models of the proximal femur.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-113
    Number of pages4
    JournalComputational & Mathematical Biomedical Engineering
    Volume2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event4th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering - Cachan, Paris, France
    Duration: 29 Jun 20151 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 4th

    Keywords

    • high-resolution computed tomography
    • finite-element model
    • femur micro-structure
    • bone mechanics

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