Thesis / Dissertation

3D modelling, finite element analysis, and artificial neural network analysis of a complex nonlinear structure: a study on a long bone

Saeed Mouloodi, Helen Davies (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The bodies of humans and animals act like a mechanical system, in which bones are the major link for withstanding compressive loads. The extraordinarily hierarchical essence of the structure and mechanical properties of bones makes bone a difficult material to fully comprehend. It would be difficult to find another material that possesses such multivariable and exceptional mechanical properties. The horse has been identified as a useful model to investigate the effects of mechanical loading and induced deformations on tissues and structures in humans. Also, the equine distal forelimb is the source of most career-ending injuries to sport horses in all disciplines, and as such understanding ho..

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