Finite-Element Modeling of Bones From CT Data: Sensitivity to Geometry and Material Uncertainties

@article{Taddei2006FiniteElementMO,
  title={Finite-Element Modeling of Bones From CT Data: Sensitivity to Geometry and Material Uncertainties},
  author={Fulvia Taddei and Saulo Martelli and Barbara Reggiani and Luca Cristofolini and Marco Viceconti},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={53},
  pages={2194-2200}
}
The aim of this paper is to analyze how the uncertainties in modelling the geometry and the material properties of a human bone affect the predictions of a finite-element model derived from computed tomography (CT) data. A sensitivity analysis, based on a Monte Carlo method, was performed using three femur models generated from in vivo CT datasets, each subjected to two different loading conditions. The geometry, the density and the mechanical properties of the bone tissue were considered as… CONTINUE READING