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Title: Experimental modal analysis of a synthetic composite femur
Author: Rodrigues, J. F. Dias
Lopes, H.
Melo, F. Q. de
Simões, J. A.
Keywords: Modal analysis
Synthetic femur bone
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: In this paper we describe the experimental characterization of the modal parameters of a synthetic composite femur model widely used in biomechanical research studies. The objective of the experimental procedure was to identify the natural frequencies and mode shapes of an unconstrained (free-free) femur. The experimental data were compared with the same obtained in an analog study performed with a fresh cadaveric femur bone. Other objective of the study was to investigate modal analysis as a technique to validate a finite element model of a composite femur with isotropic material properties.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1007/BF02427972
ISSN: 0014-4851
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