Prepare Your Meshes with Ease

Obtain high-quality meshes faster, even with challenging cases

Bone consists of a complex geometry with a cortical and trabecular structure. In most of the FE analysis, the trabecular bone is represented as a bulky volume inside the cortical bone. However, since trabecular bone has a complex inhomogeneous structure, this simplification could have a significant effect on the accuracy of your simulation. Dr. William Parr from the University of New South Wales wanted to compare these two approaches by using a simplified trabecular bone geometry, as well as the actual trabecular bone structure in the ankle. Due to the bone’s highly complex geometry, it is difficult to maintain geometrical accuracy while converting image data into a high-quality FEA mesh.

Find easier ways of creating complex FEA meshes with the Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite:

  • Save time generating robust and uniform meshes
  • Easily create assemblies of multiple parts
  • Assign material properties based on image data
  • Validate your mesh before you export to FEA solvers
  • Efficiently prepare your mesh with loading and boundary surfaces

Learn how to maintain accurate bone geometries in your FEA meshes

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