Numerical–Experimental Method for the Validation of a Controlled Stiffness Femoral Prosthesis

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J. A. Simões

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

J. Monteiro, M. A. Vaz

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

J Biomech Eng 123(3), 234-238 (Dec 13, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1375162 History: Received June 26, 2000; Revised December 13, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Orthographic projection of the test model prosthesis
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Manufactured composite proximal femoral prosthesis
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Prosthesis load as a cantilever beam
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ESPI setup to measure in-plane displacements
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Phase map of the measured displacement field
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Comparison between the experimental and numerical displacements




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