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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936066/the-influence-of-articular-cartilage-thickness-reduction-on-meniscus-biomechanics
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Piotr Łuczkiewicz, Karol Daszkiewicz, Jacek Chróścielewski, Wojciech Witkowski, Pawel J Winklewski
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the biomechanical interaction between meniscus and cartilage in medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: The finite element method was used to simulate knee joint contact mechanics. Three knee models were created on the basis of knee geometry from the Open Knee project. We reduced the thickness of medial cartilages in the intact knee model by approximately 50% to obtain a medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) model. Two variants of medial knee OA model with congruent and incongruent contact surfaces were analysed to investigate the influence of congruency...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935654/research-of-bionic-design-on-tools-with-rostrum-of-cyrtotrachelus-bugueti-guer-coleoptera-curculionidae
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Shun Xu, Longhai Li, Jin Tong, Mo Li
To improve the torsional resistance capability of multilayered composite pipes, a bionic design was presented based on the rostrum of Cyrtotrachelus Bugueti Guer. Morphology and mechanical properties of the weevil's rostrum were studied. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) was employed to observe the macro-/microstructure and inner structure. Nanoindentation was carried out to measure the elastic modulus and the hardness of the biological materials. Based on the structure of rostrum, a mathematical model of multilayered biomimetic pipe was established with the statistical methods...
December 9, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934902/effects-of-dose-reduction-on-bone-strength-prediction-using-finite-element-analysis
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D Anitha, Karupppasamy Subburaj, Kai Mei, Felix K Kopp, Peter Foehr, Peter B Noel, Jan S Kirschke, Thomas Baum
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of dose reduction, by means of tube exposure reduction, on bone strength prediction from finite-element (FE) analysis. Fresh thoracic mid-vertebrae specimens (n = 11) were imaged, using multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT), at different intensities of X-ray tube exposures (80, 150, 220 and 500 mAs). Bone mineral density (BMD) was estimated from the mid-slice of each specimen from MDCT images. Differences in image quality and geometry of each specimen were measured...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933836/fabrication-testing-and-simulation-of-all-solid-state-three-dimensional-li-ion-batteries
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A Alec Talin, Dmitry Ruzmetov, Andrei Kolmakov, Kim McKelvey, Nicholas Ware, Farid El Gabaly, Bruce Dunn, Henry S White
Demonstration of three-dimensional all-solid-state Li-ion batteries (3D SSLIBs) has been a long-standing goal for numerous researchers in the battery community interested in developing high power and high areal energy density storage solutions for a variety of applications. Ideally, the 3D geometry maximizes the volume of active material per unit area, while keeping its thickness small to allow for fast Li diffusion. In this paper, we describe experimental testing and simulation of 3D SSLIBs fabricated using materials and thin-film deposition methods compatible with semiconductor device processing...
November 30, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932961/patient-specific-electric-field-simulations-and-acceleration-measurements-for-objective-analysis-of-intraoperative-stimulation-tests-in-the-thalamus
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Simone Hemm, Daniela Pison, Fabiola Alonso, Ashesh Shah, Jérôme Coste, Jean-Jacques Lemaire, Karin Wårdell
Despite an increasing use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) the fundamental mechanisms of action remain largely unknown. Simulation of electric entities has previously been proposed for chronic DBS combined with subjective symptom evaluations, but not for intraoperative stimulation tests. The present paper introduces a method for an objective exploitation of intraoperative stimulation test data to identify the optimal implant position of the chronic DBS lead by relating the electric field (EF) simulations to the patient-specific anatomy and the clinical effects quantified by accelerometry...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930791/computational-biomechanical-analysis-of-asymmetric-ectasia-risk-in-unilateral-post-lasik-ectasia
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Ali Vahdati, Ibrahim Seven, Naveen Mysore, J Bradley Randleman, William J Dupps
PURPOSE: To develop a computational approach to corneal biomechanical risk analysis in refractive surgery and to investigate its utility in an enigmatic case of unilateral ectasia after bilateral LASIK. METHODS: Preoperative corneal elevation datasets from both eyes of a patient who developed unilateral post-LASIK ectasia were used to construct geometrically patient-specific, microstructurally motivated finite element models. Models were assessed before and after implementation of case-specific treatment parameters for interocular differences in corneal geometry and strain behavior under physiological loading conditions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930750/spatial-chemical-stimulation-control-in-microenvironment-by-microfluidic-probe-integrated-device-for-cell-based-assay
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Masayuki Horayama, Kenta Shinha, Kazuya Kabayama, Teruo Fujii, Hiroshi Kimura
Cell-cell interactions play an important role in the development and function of multicellular organisms. To investigate these interactions in detail, it is necessary to evaluate the behavior of a cell population when the minimum number of cells in the population is stimulated by some chemical factors. We propose a microfluidic device integrated with microfluidic probe (MFP) functionality; this device is capable of imparting a chemical stimulus to cells within a microenvironment, for cell-based assays. The device contains MFP channels at the walls of the cell culture microchannels, and it can control a localized chemical stimulation area at the scale of a single cell to a few cells using MFP fluid control in a microspace...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925634/influence-of-implant-surface-texture-design-on-peri-acetabular-bone-ingrowth-a-mechanobiology-based-finite-element-analysis
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Kaushik Mukherjee, Sanjay Gupta
The fixation of uncemented acetabular components largely depends on the amount of bone ingrowth, which is influenced by the design of the implant surface texture. The objective of this numerical study is to evaluate the effect of these implant texture design factors on bone ingrowth around an acetabular component. The novelty of this study lies in comparative Finite Element analysis of 3D microscale models of the implant-bone interface, considering patient-specific mechanical environment, host bone material property and implant-bone relative displacement, in combination with sequential mechanoregulatory algorithm and design of experiment based statistical framework...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925236/stresses-and-strains-analysis-using-different-palatal-expander-appliances-in-upper-jaw-and-midpalatal-suture
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Larissa Carvalho Trojan, Libardo Andrés González-Torres, Ana Claudia Moreira Melo, Estevam Barbosa de Las Casas
Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is the technique of increasing the transverse dimension of the upper jaw using lateral forces applied by palatal expander. Usually, this palatal appliance is anchored on posterior teeth. The purposes of this computer simulation study were to analyze the stress and strain distribution generated in the maxilla, mainly in midpalatal suture (MPS), during RME by tooth-borne and bone-borne expanders and to study the correlation between mechanical strain and Wolff's Law. The analysis was performed with finite element models developed based on Cone Beam computed tomography (CT)...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924499/pedicle-screw-fixation-with-kyphoplasty-decreases-the-fracture-risk-of-the-treated-and-adjacent-non-treated-vertebral-bodies-a-finite-element-analysis
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Pan Yang, Ying Zhang, Huan-Wen Ding, Jian Liu, Lin-Qiang Ye, Jin Xiao, Qiang Tu, Tao Yang, Fei Wang, Guo-Gang Sun
Adjacent vertebral fractures are common in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) after kyphoplasty. This finite element study was to examine whether short segment pedicle screw fixation (PSF) with kyphoplasty may decrease the fracture risk of the treated and adjacent non-treated vertebrae after kyphoplasty for OVCFs. By simulating cement augmentation with or without short segment pedicle screw fixation (PSF), two tridimensional, anatomically detailed finite element models of the T10-L2 functional spinal junction were developed...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924333/a-classical-description-of-subnanometer-resolution-by-atomic-features-in-metallic-structures
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S Trautmann, J Aizpurua, I Götz, A Undisz, J Dellith, H Schneidewind, M Rettenmayr, V Deckert
Recent experiments have evidenced sub-nanometer resolution in plasmonic-enhanced probe spectroscopy. Such a high resolution cannot be simply explained using the commonly considered radii of metallic nanoparticles on plasmonic probes. In this contribution the effects of defects as small as a single atom found on spherical plasmonic particles acting as probing tips are investigated in connection with the spatial resolution provided. The presence of abundant edge and corner sites with atomic scale dimensions in crystalline metallic nanoparticles is evident from transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images...
December 7, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918892/the-effects-of-muscle-weakness-on-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-a-finite-element-study
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Rui Zhu, Wen-Xin Niu, Zhi-Li Zeng, Jian-Hua Tong, Zhi-Wei Zhen, Shuang Zhou, Yan Yu, Li-Ming Cheng
BACKGROUND: Whether muscle weakness is a cause, or result, of degenerative spondylolisthesis is not currently well understood. Little biomechanical evidence is available to offer an explanation for the mechanism behind exercise therapy. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of back muscle weakness on degenerative spondylolisthesis and to tease out the biomechanical mechanism of exercise therapy. METHODS: A nonlinear 3-D finite element model of L3-L5 was constructed...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918708/patient-specific-hip-fracture-strength-assessment-with-microstructural-mr-imaging-based-finite-element-modeling
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Chamith S Rajapakse, Alexandra Hotca, Benjamin T Newman, Austin Ramme, Shaleen Vira, Elizabeth A Kobe, Rhiannon Miller, Stephen Honig, Gregory Chang
Purpose To describe a nonlinear finite element analysis method by using magnetic resonance (MR) images for the assessment of the mechanical competence of the hip and to demonstrate the reproducibility of the tool. Materials and Methods This prospective study received institutional review board approval and fully complied with HIPAA regulations for patient data. Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. A nonlinear finite element analysis method was developed to estimate mechanical parameters that relate to hip fracture resistance by using MR images...
December 2, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917580/a-combined-registration-and-finite-element-analysis-method-for-fast-estimation-of-intraoperative-brain-shift-phantom-and-animal-model-study
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Amrollah Mohammadi, Alireza Ahmadian, Shahram Rabbani, Ehsan Fattahi, Shapour Shirani
BACKGROUND: Finite element models for estimation of intraoperative brain shift suffer from huge computational cost. In these models, image registration and finite element analysis are two time-consuming processes. METHODS: The proposed method is an improved version of our previously developed Finite Element Drift (FED) registration algorithm. In this work the registration process is combined with the finite element analysis. In the Combined FED (CFED), the deformation of whole brain mesh is iteratively calculated by geometrical extension of a local load vector which is computed by FED...
December 4, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917358/rigorous-solution-for-1-d-consolidation-of-a-clay-layer-under-haversine-cyclic-loading-with-rest-period
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Nina Müthing, Sabah S Razouki, Maria Datcheva, Tom Schanz
Presented in this paper is a rigorous solution of the conventional Terzaghi one-dimensional consolidation under haversine cyclic loading with any rest period. The clay deposit is either permeable at both top and bottom or permeable at the top and impermeable at the bottom. This exact analytical solution was achieved using Fourier harmonic analysis for the periodic function representing the rate of imposition of excess pore water pressure. The double Fourier series in the rigorous solution was found to be rapidly convergent...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914668/three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis-of-implant-assisted-removable-partial-dentures
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Ju-Won Eom, Young-Jun Lim, Myung-Joo Kim, Ho-Beom Kwon
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Whether the implant abutment in implant-assisted removable partial dentures (IARPDs) functions as a natural removable partial denture (RPD) tooth abutment is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this 3-dimensional finite element study was to analyze the biomechanical behavior of implant crown, bone, RPD, and IARPD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Finite element models of the partial maxilla, teeth, and prostheses were generated on the basis of a patient's computed tomographic data...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914431/complex-modes-expansion-with-vector-projection-using-power-flow-to-simulate-lamb-waves-scattering-from-horizontal-cracks-and-disbonds
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Banibrata Poddar, Victor Giurgiutiu
This paper presents an inexpensive but accurate analytical method to calculate the scattering of straight-crested Lamb waves from cracks parallel to the plate surface. The same method is applicable for the disbond problem. In this method, the scatter field is expanded in terms of complex Lamb wave modes with unknown amplitudes. These unknown amplitudes are obtained from the boundary conditions using vector projection utilizing the power expression. The process works by projecting the stress conditions onto the displacement eigen-spaces of complex Lamb wave modes and vice versa...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913178/estimating-the-material-properties-of-heel-pad-sub-layers-using-inverse-finite-element-analysis
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Nafiseh Ahanchian, Christopher J Nester, David Howard, Lei Ren, Daniel Parker
Detailed information about the biomechanical behaviour of plantar heel pad tissue contributes to our understanding of load transfer when the foot impacts the ground. The objective of this work was to obtain the hyperelastic and viscoelastic material properties of heel pad sub-layers (skin, micro-chamber and macro-chamber layers) in-vivo. An anatomically detailed 3D Finite Element model of the human heel was used to derive the sub-layer material properties. A combined ultrasound imaging and motorised platform system was used to compress heel pad and to create input data for the Finite Element model...
November 29, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911025/effect-of-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-positioning-a-patient-specific-numerical-model
#19
Matteo Bianchi, Gil Marom, Ram P Ghosh, Harold A Fernandez, James R Taylor, Marvin J Slepian, Danny Bluestein
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a life-saving and effective alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk, elderly patients with severe calcific aortic stenosis. Despite its early promise, certain limitations and adverse events, such as suboptimal placement and valve migration, have been reported. In the present study, it was aimed to evaluate the effect of various TAVR deployment locations on the procedural outcome by assessing the risk for valve migration. The deployment of a balloon-expandable Edwards SAPIEN valve was simulated via finite element analysis in a patient-specific calcified aortic root, which was reconstructed from CT scans of a retrospective case of valve migration...
December 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910661/spider-beam-dump-as-diagnostic-of-the-particle-beam
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M Zaupa, M Dalla Palma, E Sartori, M Brombin, R Pasqualotto
The beam power produced by the negative ion source for the production of ion of deuterium extracted from RF plasma is mainly absorbed by the beam dump component which has been designed also for measuring the temperatures on the dumping panels for beam diagnostics. A finite element code has been developed to characterize, by thermo-hydraulic analysis, the sensitivity of the beam dump to the different beam parameters. The results prove the capability of diagnosing the beam divergence and the horizontal misalignment, while the entity of the halo fraction appears hardly detectable without considering the other foreseen diagnostics like tomography and beam emission spectroscopy...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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