Finite element mesh generation using skeleton-based decomposition of sliced biomedical image data: Application to limb prosthetics

Santosh G. Zachariah*, Joan E. Sanders, George M. Turkiyyah

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-356
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume33
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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