Even the model of a simple looking isolated femur may be quite a daunting task. The reason? Well, we do not really have the ability to transfer our knowledge gathered in the field of physiology into the appropriate mathematical form known as finite element analysis. Thus, we are forced to make simplifications and eliminate a large part of that knowledge in building these mathematical models. Then the question becomes which part of that knowledge is more important and relevant, such that the model that is built behaves as the system that is being simulated.
And why do we do this anyway? Move on to the next article below.
Collaborators: Rıza Bayoglu (PhD Candidate, University of Twente)