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Form follows function: A computational simulation exercise on bone shape forming and conservation

Mittag, Uwe and Kriechbaumer, Andreas and Rittweger, Jörn (2013) Form follows function: A computational simulation exercise on bone shape forming and conservation. Black Forest Forum for Musculoskeletal Interactions , 23.-26.Mai 2013, Bad Liebenzell, Deutschland. (Unpublished)

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Two transformation laws of different complexity have been applied in a computer simulation study in order to investigate adaptation processes of bone-like structures under load pattern comparable to those acting on the diaphysis of long bones. It has been found that torsion along the long axis is important to the evolvement and maintenance of tube like structure, and that favoured such tube-like structures will emerge from a variety of starting geometries, provided that torsion along the long axis is present and certain parameters of the transformation algorithms are set appropriately. When outside this regime, mechano-adaption generated truss like structures are favoured. The mechanostat-like algorithms are able to explain flexure neutralization, the auto-correction of a long bone’s shape after poorly healed fractions in children. Asymmetric distribution of bending forces does not impact on the symmetry of favoured geometries. In conclusion, the present results demonstrate that the mechanical environment per se is able, at least in theory, to generate shaft-like structures.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/85079/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Form follows function: A computational simulation exercise on bone shape forming and conservation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Mittag, UweUwe.Mittag (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kriechbaumer, AndreasAndreas.Kriechbaumer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rittweger, JörnJoern.Rittweger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:bone adaptation, mechanostat
Event Title:Black Forest Forum for Musculoskeletal Interactions
Event Location:Bad Liebenzell, Deutschland
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:23.-26.Mai 2013
Organizer:Novotec Medical GmbH / Stratec Medizintechnik GmbH
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Integrative Studien (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Space Physiology
Deposited By: Mittag, Dr.rer.nat. Uwe
Deposited On:15 Nov 2013 12:32
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:16

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