Modelling fracture processes in bones

A. Abdel-Wahab, S. Li, V.V. Silberschmidt

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This chapter discusses numerical simulations of fracture and deformation of a cortical bone tissue employing an extended finiteelement method (X-FEM). The chapter first reviews the literature on available finite-element models for both macroscopic and microscopic fracture behaviours of the cortical bone tissue. It then discusses the formulation and analysis of a number of finite-element models investigating deformation and fracture of cortical bone using X-FEM at different length scales and for various loading conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System
Subtitle of host publicationBiomaterials and Tissues
EditorsZhongmin Jin
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)978-0-85709-661-6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • cortical bone
  • finite-element
  • extended finite-element (X-FEM)
  • fracture
  • three-point bending
  • Izod impact
  • microscale modelling


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