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dc.contributor.supervisor Luo, Yunhua (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) Zhang, Qiang (Biosystems Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author FERDOUS, ZANNATUL
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-03T20:57:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-03T20:57:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/9234
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, a two-dimensional (2D) finite element (FE) model was developed from the patient’s hip DXA image to evaluate osteoporotic fracture risk. The loading configuration was designed to simulate a lateral fall onto the greater trochanter. Bone inhomogeneous mechanical properties (e.g. Young’s modulus) assigned to the FE model were correlated to bone mineral density captured in DXA image using empirical functions. In-house MATLAB codes were developed to investigate the effects of different factors such as bone mineral density, femoral neck length, neck diameter, neck angle and patient’s body weight on fracture risk. The 2D FE model constructed from DXA image was able to de-termine the factors which affect fracture risk to a greater extent based on the location of femur. The model developed here can be considered as a first attempt for investigating the effects of different parameters on fracture risk using patient specific 2D FE method. en_US
dc.subject Osteoporosis en_US
dc.subject Finite Element Analysis en_US
dc.subject Fracture Risk en_US
dc.subject DXA image en_US
dc.title Development of a DXA–based patient–specific finite element model for assessing osteoporotic fracture risk en_US
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee ElMekkawy, Tarek (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) Leslie, William (Internal Medicine and Radiology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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