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  • The Muscle Standardised Femur

    sorry for cross-posting

    After a long waiting I found the time to post on the BEL Repository
    the Muscle Standardised Femur, a model announced in a letter to the
    Editor of the Journal of Biomechanics. The procedure used to create
    the model was described in detail in a paper recently published.

    - Viceconti M, Ansaloni M, Baleani M, Toni A. The muscle standardised
    femur. J Biomech. 2003 Jan;36(1):145-6.

    - Viceconti M, Ansaloni M, Baleani M, Toni A.The muscle standardized
    femur: a step forward in the replication of numerical studies in
    biomechanics. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2003;217(2):105-10.

    This model is a version of the Standardised Femur, on which the areas
    of insertion of the principal muscle groups were defined as separate
    surface patches. This makes much easier to create finite element
    models in which the muscle insertion is accurately modelled. the
    first study that used this models will be soon published on IMechE

    - K. Polgár, H. S. Gill, M. Viceconti, D. W. Murray, J. J. O'Connor.
    Strain distribution within the human femur due to physiological and
    simplified loading: Finite Element Analysis using the Muscle
    Standardised Femur model. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2003, in press.

    The model, is available in Unigraphics, Parasolid and IGES format and
    can be freely downloaded from:

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