Biomechanics of Implants

Jan G. Hazenberg, Johannes Schmid, T. Clive Lee, Gijsbertus J. 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
    Title of host publicationBasic Engineering for Medics and Biologists
    Subtitle of host publicationAn ESEM Primer
    EditorsT. Clive Lee, Peter F. Niederer
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60750-527-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60750-526-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISSN (Print)1879-8365


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