ME 4233/6233 Fundamentals of FEA

FEA Analysis of Hip Strength Affected by Osteoporosis

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Aging and the development of bone disease are inevitable life situations that can weaken a person's bones over time. The health and condition of one's bones can be affected by a variety of variables during one's life. The application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling can help researchers better understand how forces affect the bone and how to address issues that arise as a result. This research will look at the combined effects of aging and osteoporosis based on an individual's bone elastic modulus, as well as what forces may produce fracture and in which direction. The objective of this project is to provide a quick-reference chart for medical professionals to use when determining a patient's risk of fracturing a hip owing to aging and bone deterioration.

Keywords

Osteoporosis. Finite Element Analysis, Bone Deterioration, bone disease, bone health, bone, Femur Neck Fracture, FEA Femur, FEA Osteoporosis

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James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

FEA Analysis of Hip Strength Affected by Osteoporosis

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