Finite-element analysis in cartilage biomechanics

Sally E Clift

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Articular cartilage is a complex composite material in engineering terms. It is inhomogeneous, anisotropic and demonstrates a time-dependent nonlinear relationship between stress and strain. This paper reviews the application of the finite-element method to the loading of articular cartilage, and highlights the potential of this numerical technique in the investigation of osteoarthritis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biomedical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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