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MECHANICAL STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM SARAFIX

MECHANICAL STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE EXTERNAL FIXATION SYSTEM SARAFIX

Year: 2012

Section: Design methods

Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad

Author: Mešic E., Muminovic A., Repcic N.

Section: Design methods

Pages: 1029-1038

Abstract

This paper presents research results of a mechanical stability of a Sarafix external fixation system, applied to an unstable tibia fracture. A stability analysis was performed using FEA and experimental testing under axial compression. Research was perfor

Keywords: geometrical modeling, finite element analysis, experimental testing, principal stresses, fixator stiffness

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