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Title: Trabecular structure compared to stress trajectories in the proximal femur and the calcaneus
Authors: Vander Sloten, Jos
Van der Perre, Georges #
Issue Date: May-1989
Series Title: Journal of Biomedical Engineering vol:11 issue:3 pages:203-208
Abstract: The theory that the trabecular structure within bones follows the principal stress trajectories, is investigated by two-dimensional finite element models of increasing complexity. This is done for the proximal femur of the human and for the calcaneus of the horse. In both cases, a simple model with well-chosen loading and boundary conditions gives good agreement between the observed trabecular structure and the calculated stress trajectories. It is shown that this stress trajectory theory has a mechanically founded explanation.
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ISSN: 0141-5425
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomechanics Section
# (joint) last author

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