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Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
  Volume 3, Number 2, June 2016 , pages 71-84
 open access

Sensitivity analysis for finite element modeling of humeral bone and cartilage
Bola, Ana M., Ramos, A. and Simões, J. A

    The finite element method is wide used in simulation in the biomechanical structures, but a lack of studies concerning finite element mesh quality in biomechanics is a reality. The present study intends to analyze the importance of the mesh quality in the finite element model results from humeral structure. A sensitivity analysis of finite element models (FEM) is presented for the humeral bone and cartilage structures. The geometry of bone and cartilage was acquired from CT scan and geometry reconstructed. The study includes 54 models from same bone geometry, with different mesh densities, constructed with tetrahedral linear elements. A finite element simulation representing the glenohumeral-joint reaction force applied on the humerus during 90
Key Words
    bone; humerus behavior; finite element analysis; mesh convergence; strain.
Bola, Ana M., Ramos, A.:Biomechanics Research Group, TEMA, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Simões, J. A: High School of Arts and Design, Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian, Matosinhos, Portugal

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