Biomechanics of implants

J.G. Hazenberg, J. Schmidt, T.C. Lee, Gijsbertus Jacob Verkerke

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For simple constructions a mechanical analysis to determine internal stresses and deformation is possible using theoretical formulas. However, for complex constructions, like joint prostheses, this is not possible. Numerical simulation of internal stresses and deformations offers a solution for these constructions. The so-called Finite Element Analysis divides the complex structure in simple ones (elements), applies the mechanical formulas and adds the effect on each element to predict the behaviour of the complex contruction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalTechnology and health care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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