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A model for studies of mechanical interactions between the human spine and rib cage.

Authors
Andriacchi-T; Schultz-A; Belytschko-T; Galante-J
Source
J Biomech 1974 Nov; 7(6):497-507
NIOSHTIC No.
00036555
Abstract
A three-dimensional mathematical model is presented for studies of the mechanics of the human skeletal thorax, with appropriate geometric and stiffness property data assigned to the elements. Studies indicate that the rigid body motion of calcified portions of the rib make a major contribution to the deformation of the rib cage in response to certain types of loading. Quantitative results are also reported on the roles the rib cage plays in bending responses of the spine, the lateral stability of the spine, and the production and correction of several scoliotic deformities.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Skeletal-system; Spinal-cord; Anatomy; Bone-structure
Contact
Materials Engineering University of Illinois Dept of Materials Engr, Bx4348 Chicago, Ill 60680
CODEN
JBMCB5
Publication Date
19741101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
663463
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00514
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0021-9290
Source Name
Journal of Biomechanics
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois
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