Analysis of mechanical behavior variation in the proximal femur using X-FEM (Extended Finite Element Method) Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2016

start page

  • 61

end page

  • 68


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1889-836X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2173-2345


  • Introduction: For years, the human femur has been extensively studied experimentally with in vitro analysis. Nowadays, with computer advances, it can also be analyzed numerically. Some authors report the usefulness of finite method in predicting the mechanical behavior of this bone. There are many possibilities using the synergy between the method finite element and experimental trials. In this paper, for example, we study how they affect different osteoporotic simulations involving femur fracture loads. The aim of this study is to predict hip fracture, both the load to which this occurs as the propagation of the crack in the bone. By applying the finite element method to the field of bio-mechanics, simulation can be carried out to show the behavior under different bone load conditions.


  • femur; hip fracture; ct scanner; finite elements