An application of the flexible multibody approach used to estimate human skeleton loading

Kłodowski, Adam, Rantalainen, Timo, Heinonen, Ari, Sievanen, Harri and Mikkola, Aki 2011, An application of the flexible multibody approach used to estimate human skeleton loading, Rakenteiden Mekaniikka (Journal of Structural Mechanics), vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 128-139.

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Title An application of the flexible multibody approach used to estimate human skeleton loading
Author(s) Kłodowski, Adam
Rantalainen, TimoORCID iD for Rantalainen, Timo
Heinonen, Ari
Sievanen, Harri
Mikkola, Aki
Journal name Rakenteiden Mekaniikka (Journal of Structural Mechanics)
Volume number 44
Issue number 2
Start page 128
End page 139
Total pages 12
Publisher Finnish Association for Structural Mechanics
Place of publication Aalto, Finland
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0783-6104
Keyword(s) Bone
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Summary Skeletal loading can be estimated using several approaches. The most common approach is based on utilizing mechanical principles and ground reaction forces as predictors for skeletal loading. This method can be considered as a relatively simple approach since it cannot account for muscle forces. Flexible multibody approach allows for estimating skeletal loading and strains within the bones; once bone flexibility, muscle forces, ground reaction forces and the natural motion of a subject have been accounted for. This paper presents a summary that describes how deformable bodies can be introduced to the standard multibody formulation and explains the benefits and drawbacks. As an example of application, models used to assess tibial strains among two subjects are presented. The results of the multibody simulations are compared to in vivo studies, showing acceptable correlation and method performance.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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