Computational Contact Modelling of Hip Resurfacing Devices

  • Murat Ali
  • Ken Mao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 229)


A combination of computational models and theoretical methods have been used and developed to study the contact of hip resurfacing devices under normal and edge loading conditions. Techniques were developed and the solutions based on using the finite element method. It was found that the study of hip joint modelling, numerical methodologies of mechanical wear simulations and shakedown analysis can be developed to study the contact mechanics and biotribology of hip resurfacing devices under central and edge loading conditions. Each method developed in this study provides a unique platform to study these problems.


Biotribology Contact Finite element analysis  Microseperation Shakedown Wear 



This work was fully supported and funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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