On age-dependent bone remodeling

Papastavrou A, Schmidt I, Deng K, Steinmann P (2020)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2020


Article Number: 109701

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109701


A number of previous studies have investigated the possibilities of modelling the change in density of bones. Remodeling can be formulated at the constitutive or the kinematic level. In this work we introduce a formulation for the density growth process which takes not only the mechanical stimulus into account but also the influence of age on the evolution of growth. We demonstrate the implementation in the context of the finite element method. This novel approach is illustrated for a simple uniaxial extension test and is verified against previous numerical results. Moreover, two further physiologically motivated examples are performed. The results of the proposed modified model show excellent agreement with comparable results from literature and are promising for the application to real-life problems.

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Papastavrou, A., Schmidt, I., Deng, K., & Steinmann, P. (2020). On age-dependent bone remodeling. Journal of Biomechanics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109701


Papastavrou, Areti, et al. "On age-dependent bone remodeling." Journal of Biomechanics (2020).

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