Model-Based Approach for Predicting Thermal Damage in Bone Drilling

  • Albert J. Shih
  • Bruce L. Tai
  • Rui Li


Temperature and exposure time are two critical factors in determining bone thermal damage. However, the majority of existing models are two-dimensional and made only for single-pass drilling, which cannot be expanded to analyze thermal interactions between multiple drilling passes and the overall temperature field in a 3D complex bone geometry. Further, there does not exist a damage model to incorporate temperature and time effect to predict the necrosis. This chapter presents a 3D finite element thermal model, based on the previous chapters, and a thermal damage criterion to estimate necrosis in bone drilling, particularly for sequential, multiple hole drilling in bone.


Bone necrosis Bone drilling Bone thermal damage criterion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert J. Shih
    • 1
  • Bruce L. Tai
    • 2
  • Rui Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.China Aerospace Science and Technology CorporationBeijingChina

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