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Paul M Smith
05-05-1997, 03:22 AM
Dear Subscribers,

My name is Paul Smith and I am a medical engineering graduate student at
Memorial University of Newfoundland. I am attempting to construct a
finite element model of the human femur and compare calculated strains
with experimental strains (I am carrying out mechanical tests as well).

I am using cat scan data to define both the geometry and material
properties of the femur. Up to this point I have been processing the cat
scan data through my own makeshift process to prepare Ansys input files.
This involves viewers, spredsheats, and an immense amount of user time.

I would like to have a more efficient process that generates FE meshes
from cat scan data. Any assistance or suggestions in this regard woud be
greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Paul S