Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Cancellous Bone Micro Structure

  • Ralf Schneider
  • Ulrich Hindenlang
  • Peter Copf
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 115)


This study presents dynamic finite element analysis applied to a cancellous bone specimen. The modelled structure of the specimen is extracted from a micro computer tomography dataset with a resolution high enough to cover the cancellous bone micro structure in full detail. An impulse is applied to the bone specimen and its path through the structure is analysed in terms of kinetic and potential energy. To show the concept of the chosen approach at first the results gained from the simulation of a virtual single trabecula are presented. Further on the behaviour of the cancellous bone specimen under dynamic excitation is presented.


Shock Wave Cancellous Bone Bone Specimen Bone Material Dynamic Finite Element Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Schneider
    • 1
  • Ulrich Hindenlang
    • 2
  • Peter Copf
    • 3
  1. 1.High Performance Computing Center StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.LASSO Ingenieurgesellschaft mbHLeinfelden-EchterdingenGermany
  3. 3.Copf-Bionic GmbHLudwigsburgGermany

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