Efficient numerical analysis of bone remodelling

Kaczmarczyk, L. and Pearce, C.J. (2011) Efficient numerical analysis of bone remodelling. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 4(6), pp. 858-867. (doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.03.006)

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This paper presents a formulation for the three-dimensional numerical simulation of mechanically regulated bone adaptation. Attention is focussed on a phenomenologically-based approach to bone remodelling that can be used as a computationally efficient tool to provide insight into the overall response of bone to mechanical loading. A discretisation approach is developed based on a hybrid finite element formulation where displacement, stress and density fields are approximated independently. The paper also discusses a solution algorithm tailored for shared memory multi-core computers. The performance of the model is demonstrated by two numerical examples.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaczmarczyk, Professor Lukasz and Pearce, Professor Chris
Authors: Kaczmarczyk, L., and Pearce, C.J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
ISSN (Online):1878-0180

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