Bio-mechanical Analysis of Knee Stresses Based on Finite Elements Approach

  • Gustavo Caiza
  • David Lanas
  • Juan Lanas-Perez
  • Luis E. Mayorga
  • Marcelo V. GarciaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1193)


Software tools based on finite element analysis are widely used for structural mechanical analysis and even in other areas such as medicine. This research analyzes the efforts that occur in the two most important bones that are part of the knee joint from computerized axial tomography (CT) and proposes a methodology based on finite element meshes to obtain these efforts. From the simulation of the geometry of a real knee, stress-strain curves have been developed. The results obtained from the simulation showed that the stress pattern is at a value of 10.97 Mpa in the area between the intercondylar eminence and the intercondylar notch and a unit strain of 1.05 \(\times \) 10 − 2 mm for the femur and 8, 5 \(\times \) 10 − 4 mm in warm.


Articulation Finite elements Stress Strain Computed axial tomography (CT) 



This work was financed by Universidad Técnica de Ambato (UTA) and their Research and Development Department (DIDE) under project CONIN-P-256-2019.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Politecnica Salesiana, UPSQuitoEcuador
  2. 2.Instituto Superior Tecnológico Superior Cotopaxi, IstCotopaxiCotopaxiEcuador
  3. 3.Universidad de las Américas, UDLAQuitoEcuador
  4. 4.Universidad Estatal de Quevedo, UTEQQuevedoEcuador
  5. 5.Universidad Tecnica de Ambato, UTAAmbatoEcuador

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