An Application of Beam Theory to Determine the Stress and Deformation of Long Bones.
We present a generalized beam theory in which deformation and load are determined simultaneously, in order to analyze statically indeterminant problems involving long bones. We regard a long bone as a beam curved in three dimensions for which the cross-sectional properties vary continuously along its length. The theory is used to determine the force, moment, deflection and twist along the fifth metatarsal when it is subjected to both a pointwise and a distributed load.
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Salathe, E. J., Arangio, G. A., & Salathe, E. P. (1989). An application of beam theory to determine the stress and deformation of long bones. Journal Of Biomechanics, 22(3), 189-199.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty