Bio-mechanical Analysis of Knee Stresses Based on Finite Elements Approach

Gustavo Caiza, David Lanas, Juan Lanas-Perez, Luis E. Mayorga, Marcelo V. Garcia

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Software tools based on finite element analysis are widely used for structural mechanical analysis and even in other areas such as medicine. This research analyzes the efforts that occur in the two most important bones that are part of the knee joint from computerized axial tomography (CT) and proposes a methodology based on finite element meshes to obtain these efforts. From the simulation of the geometry of a real knee, stress-strain curves have been developed. The results obtained from the simulation showed that the stress pattern is at a value of 10.97 Mpa in the area between the intercondylar eminence and the intercondylar notch and a unit strain of 1.05 × 10 − 2 mm for the femur and 8, 5 × 10 − 4 mm in warm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Technologies - 1st International Conference, ICAT 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Sergio Montes León, Guillermo Pizarro Vásquez, Benjamin Durakovic
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030425166
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019 - Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 3 Dec 20195 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1193 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019


  • Articulation
  • Computed axial tomography (CT)
  • Finite elements
  • Strain
  • Stress


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