Modelling buckling effect for the prediction of trabecular bone failure in osteoporotic tissue Modelling buckling effect for the prediction of trabecular bone failure in osteoporotic tissue

The analysis of microscopic reality often requires the use of specific designed models that can help to analyse what cannot be directly measured. This is the case of micro-fracture of trabecular bone that can lead to traumatic situation like the one of Osteoporotic patients. An ongoing study allowed us to develop a model able to describe the intrinsic non-linearity of the trabecular structure starting from micro-CT images. During this project we want to apply the developed micro finite element model of trabecular bone to a significant number of trabecular specimens with the aim to study a typical non-linear failure event: buckling of slender structures.

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