Computational bone mechanics: From the cloud to an orthopedists mobile device

Z. Yosibash, K. Myers, Y. Levi

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Verified and validated simulations of the mechanical response of femurs, based on CT scans, have been recently presented. These simulations, based on highorder finite element methods (p-FEMs), may be used to diagnose the risk or fracture when used in clinical orthopedic practice. The first part of this chapter describes the methods used to create p-FEM models of patient-specific femurs and the in-vitro experiments used to assess the validity of the simulation results. Having demonstrated that p-FEMs using CT-scans allow personalized assessment of the risk of fracture of a given femur, we envision a simulation center that may serve a large community of orthopedic doctors, each submitting a CT-scan to be analysed. In such a situation, multiple p-FE models must be simultaneously generated, solved and the verified FE results must be returned to the interested orthopedists. Because such analyses are sought in a short time-scale, and the interaction with the orthopedists will be by mobile devices in the future, we present the implementation of a multi-threaded p-FE solver in the second half of the chapter that will perform multiple solutions simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Computational Engineering - CE2014 - Optimization, Uncertainty, Parallel Algorithms, Coupled and Complex Problems
EditorsManfred Bischoff, Miriam Mehl, Michael Schäfer
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319229966
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event3rd International Workshop on Computational Engineering, CE 2014 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 6 Oct 201410 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1439-7358


Conference3rd International Workshop on Computational Engineering, CE 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering (all)
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics


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