Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Prediction of Mechanical Properties of Vertebral Trabecular Bone Using Microstructural Finite Element Models

[+] Author Affiliations
Yifei Dai, Jordan Ryan, Glen L. Niebur

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Paper No. SBC2007-175839, pp. 869-870; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Finite element models of the spine provide a means to assess fracture susceptibility [3] or to evaluate devices [5]. Such models require accurate estimates of the mechanical properties of the trabecular bone within the vertebral body. Properties can be estimated using density measures from quantitative computed tomography [1]. Cellular solid analysis suggest the importance of incorporating microstructure in determining trabecular bone mechanics [4]. But it is difficult to classify the structure of real trabecular bone morphology in terms of the idealized models. Instead, statistical measures of morphology, such as the fabric tensor are usually employed [6].

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In