Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 7, No 6 (2015)

FEM Modelling of Osteoporotic Vertebra L1 Due to Bending Load

Oleg Ardatov (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Algirdas Maknickas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Rimantas Kačianauskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The article presents modeling of human lumbar vertebra L1 and it‘s stress analysis using finite elements method. The problem of tissue degradation is raised. Using the computer aided modeling with SolidWorks software the numerical model of lumbar vertebra and intervertebral disks were created. The article contains statistics of spreading of osteoporosis, description of modeling meth-ods and the results of bending test for various types of tissue degradation.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2016-04-01

Keyword(s): finite element method; bone tissue elasticity; lumbar vertebrae; osteoporosis; vertebra.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2015.852

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