FEA simulations are used to study the mechanical behavior of bone tissues.The real-life bone tissue model is obtained from CT scans. Multiple CT scans are merged together to create a 3D bone model. Bones/skeletons bear the structural loads that bodies encounter; failing to do so can cause a fracture. Artificial replacements also need to hold up under such loads and behave the same as the actual bone structure. Thus, it has become important to study the structural behavior of bones.This SimCafe course was developed by Dr. Rajesh Bhaskaran, Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation at Cornell University, and Chia-Hsun Hsieh, in partnership with Ansys. It was last modified by Frances Zhu. It serves as an e-learning resource to integrate industry-standard simulation tools into courses and provides a resource for supplementary learning outside the classroom. In this tutorial, we will learn an end-to-end workflow that involves importing bone models and setting up the simulation in Ansys Mechanical.
For more ways to learn, check out the Cornell edX course, A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations at ansys.com/cornell.