A systematic method to generate hexahedral meshes for finite element (FE) analysis of residual limbs and similar biomedical geometries is presented. It utilizes skeleton-based subdivision of parallel cross-sections into geometrically simple regions onto which structured meshes are easily mapped. Tubular surfaces, defined using B-splines, were chosen to describe component geometries. Application to a below-knee (BK) residual limb is described. Automated hexahedral meshing of sliced data is an advancement in prosthetic stress analysis allowing rapid generation and iterative optimization of the mesh.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|State||Published - 1996|
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