Bone Fracture Modeling and Analysis by Three Point Bending: A Review
School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
Bones are the main structural components of a skeleton in our body. They run as a special role in the body providing its shape maintenance, protection of internal organs and transmission of forces. Their structural integrity is essential for the quality of life. Unfortunately, bones can only sustains loads until it reach a certain limit. Understanding fracture behaviour of bone is necessary for prevention and diagnosis of trauma. This paper aims to review and update readers on current published research explicitly related to bone fracture analysis conducted by three point bending test. Past studies have shown that most analysis have been done on fracture mechanism and how to find fracture toughness of the bone. Besides using an experimental approached, some of the research used Finite Element (FE) as a tool to investigate the fracture mechanism.
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