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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Technology

  • Yan Yabo
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Introduction to Biomechanics

Biomechanics is a discipline to study the structure and function of biological systems including human, animals, plans, organs, and cells by means of applying mechanical methods. The terms “biomechanics” and “biomechanical” come from the ancient Greek words βίος and μηχανική, meaning life and mechanics, respectively. This word was created by Nikolai Bernstein. Biomechanics is a discipline to study the mechanical laws of biological tissues.

Biomechanics and engineering are closely related because the latter is always necessary to analyze biological systems in biomechanics. Some simple applications of Newton’s laws and the material science are approximate to studies on mechanical laws in biological systems. Applied mechanics, including mechanics of continuous medium, mechanical analysis, structural analysis, dynamics, and kinematics analysis, play quite an important role in the study of biomechanics. However, biological systems are much more complex than...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Yabo
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  1. 1.Department of orthopaedicsXijing Hospital, Airforce military medical universityXi’anChina

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