Meshless method for modeling of human proximal femur : Treatment of nonconvex boundaries and stress analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-400
Journal / PublicationComputational Mechanics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes


In this paper, a meshless method based on the kernel particle approximation is employed for the simulation of the human proximal femur. The proposed formulation considers treatments of nonconvex boundaries and material discontinuities in the bone structure. A preprocessor is developed for the generation of the discretized scatter particles model. Application examples were employed to explore certain stress distribution phenomena in the human proximal femur with consideration for the detrimental effects of infarction as well as aging. The effects of stress variations were also examined exposing some very interesting biomechanical features.

Research Area(s)

  • Biomechanics, Meshless method, Nonconvex boundary, Proximal femur, Reproducing kernel particle approximate