Biomechanical Analysis of the RP Model of Human Humerus Bone and its Comparison with the Real Proximal Humeral Bone
The goal of this study is to biomechanically evaluate the rapid prototype (RP) model of the human humeral bone and to compare it with the real proximal humeral bone under the similar loading and boundary conditions. Composite bones provide a reliable source of consistent geometry for finite element (FE) models, as they allow for repeatable experimental validation of the FE model, and avoid handling and preservation issues associated with post-mortem specimens. The altered model of the bone can be considered as patient-specific bone geometry and the loading and boundary conditions are applied accordingly.
KeywordsBiomechanically Finite element Proximal humeral bone Rapid prototype
The authors thank the Additional Director, Dr. Chandra Sekhar (Scientist ‘G’), R. Anbazhagan (Scientist ‘D’), G.T.R.E, R&D, DRDO, Bangalore, who helped us for the creation of the RP model and Dr. Pushpraj Bhatele for providing the medical imaging data. We also thank Dr. (Mrs.) Shobha Katheria, Principal Medical Officer, Ordnance Factory Hospital, Itarsi, M.P. India, for a back support, making us aware of the doctoral issues and practices. We are also thankful to all the faculty members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, M.P, India.
Conflict of Interest Statement
The authors disclose that they have no financial or personal relationships with organisations or people that could inappropriately influence this work.
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