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Finite element analysis of an elastomeric artificial disc in lumbar spine
Sans Ballart, Oleguer
Borkowski, Pawel
The main objective of this project is to make a parametric design of an intervertebral artificial lumbar disc using FE software (ANSYS) in APDL language (ANSYS parametric design language) and then use that software to study the structural response of the intervertebral disc indifferent situations. First of all the functions of the real intervertebral disc and its structure are going to be exposed, then continue with the explanation of the intervertebral artificial disc andits parameters. After the explanation modified artificial disc with thicker brim inlay is going to be analyzed under different loads studying its response. Then the disc is going to be inserted inthe intervertebral space (L4-L5) of a model of the lumbar spine and it is going to be analyzed under a normal and a combined (vertical and horizontal) load state in two different positions, the correct one and a wrong one.
2012-03-13
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Biomaterials
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ciències de la salut ::Medicina::Anatomia i fisiologia humana
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Anàlisi numèrica::Mètodes en elements finits
Implants, Artificial
Intervertebral disk
Elastomers
Finite element method
Implants artificials
Disc intervertebral
Elastòmers
Elements finits, Mètode dels
Open Access
Research/Master Thesis
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya;
Politechnika Warszawska
         

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