Int.J.Comput.Appl.Technol. 7, 233-241, 1994
T.J. Reiter, H.J. Böhm, W. Krach, M. Pleschberger and F.G. Rammerstorfer
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Finite Element Method (FEM) has become a widely used tool in
biomechanical investigations, especially of the mechanical behavior of
bones and bone-implant systems.
The present contribution shows some developments and modeling techniques
for the application of the FEM in the assessment of designs of prostheses
and implants by computational simulation of their mechanical interaction
Such evaluations must be performed with respect to specific criteria,
such as well posed configurations for healing after surgery, avoidance
of pain during usage, stability with respect to bone remodeling and
functional adaptation, and physiologically admissible stresses.