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Efficient and Reliable Finite Element Methods for Simulation of the Human Mandible

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  • By computed tomography data (CT), the individual geometry of the mandible is quite well reproduced, also the separation between cortical and trabecular bone. Using anatomical knowledge about the architecture and the functional potential of the masticatory muscles, realistic situations were approximated. The solution of the underlying partial differential equations describing linear elastic material behaviour is provided by an adaptive finite element method. Estimations of the discretization error, local grid refinement, and multilevel techniques guarantee the reliability and efficiency of the method.

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Author:Bodo Erdmann, Cornelia Kober, Jens Lang, Robert Sader, Hans-Florian Zeilhofer, Peter Deuflhard
Document Type:ZIB-Report
Tag:adaptive grid refinement; finite element method; mandible; sensitivity analysis
MSC-Classification:74-XX MECHANICS OF DEFORMABLE SOLIDS / 74Bxx Elastic materials / 74B10 Linear elasticity with initial stresses
Date of first Publication:2001/07/03
Series (Serial Number):ZIB-Report (01-14)
Published in:Appeared in: Proc. of 9th Workshop on the Finite Element Method in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Related Fields, Ulm, Germany, 2002, CD-ROM
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