Imaged-based simulation for the mechanical characterization of scaffolds

B Notarberardino, P G Young, L Hao, D R Raymont, Irene Turner, A Harkara

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Recent development of high resolution imaging modalities such as Micro-CT allow realistic porous structures to be straightforwardly and accurately scanned with sub-micron image resolutions possible on some commercially available systems. Combined with novel meshing techniques, these imaging techniques allow for robust and rapid conversion of the 3D scan data into finite element and finite volume meshes which can straightforwardly be used to characterize the response [1]. In addition, various image processing tools allow for interesting sensitivity analyses to be carried out helping to elucidate relationships between key architectural parameters, such as rib thickness, and bulk properties. A number of studies will be shown which demonstrate the ease with which fidelic models of the complex micro-architectures of bio-scaffolds can be generated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4403-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC 2010) - Naples, FL, USA United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201019 Jun 2010


ConferenceASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC 2010)
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CityNaples, FL


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