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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Douglas E., 1962-eng
dc.contributor.authorPfeiffer, Ferris M., 1976-eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on October 16, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The body of work outlined here relates generally to mechanical engineering research in the area of biomechanics. More specifically this work focuses on numerical evaluation of lumbar spine mechanics and bone reactions as they relate to patient specific computer models. Much of this work is accomplished through the use of finite element (FE) modeling. The work is driven by the desire of surgeons to answer biomechanical and physiological questions about patient response to treatment in a noninvasive way. This work is also motivated by the need of researchers to improve upon current solution techniques to the equations of bone remodeling. The objectives of this work are to develop patient specific finite element models of patient anatomy so that patient variation can be examined, adapt current bone remodeling algorithms to address the motivation of the current study, simulate bone remodeling that occurs in the facet joint post operative to spinal fusion surgery, and to evaluate vascularization effects on bone graft growth.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb60590531eng
dc.identifier.oclc174261263eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6022
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6022eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshBone remodelingeng
dc.subject.lcshBiomechanicseng
dc.subject.lcshLumbar vertebrae -- Mechanical propertieseng
dc.subject.lcshBones -- Mechanical propertieseng
dc.subject.lcshFinite element methodeng
dc.titlePatient specific bone remodeling and finite element analysis of the lumbar spineeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and aerospace engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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