Finite Element Method and Medical Imaging Techniques in Bone Biomechanics

Volume 8 - Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering Set Coordinated by Abdelkhalak El Hami

Finite Element Method and Medical Imaging Techniques in Bone Biomechanics

Rabeb Ben Kahla, the National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia
Abdelwahed Barkaoui, the International University of Rabat, Morocco
Tarek Merzouki, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, France

ISBN : 9781786305183

Publication Date : November 2019

Hardcover 200 pp

120.00 USD



Digital models based on data from medical images have recently become widespread in the field of biomechanics. This book summarizes medical imaging techniques and processing procedures, both of which are necessary for creating bone models with finite element methods.

Chapter 1 introduces the main principles and the application of the most commonly used medical imaging techniques. Chapter 2 describes the major methods and steps of medical image analysis and processing. Chapter 3 presents a brief review of recent studies on reconstructed finite element bone models, based on medical images. Finally, Chapter 4 reveals the digital results obtained for the main bone sites that have been targeted by finite element modeling in recent years.


1. Main Medical Imaging Techniques.
2. Medical Image Analysis and Processing.
3. Recent Methods of Constructing Finite Element Models Based on Medical Images.
4. Main Bone Sites Modeled Using the Finite Element Method.

About the authors/editors

Rabeb Ben Kahla is a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at the National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia. She conducts research at LASMAP (Research Laboratory of Systems and Applied Mechanics).

Abdelwahed Barkaoui is Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the International University of Rabat, Morocco. His research interests mainly focus on biomechanics, mechanobiology and biomedical engineering.

Tarek Merzouki is Associate Professor at Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University, France. His work encompasses the mechanics of materials, finite element methods, multiphysical coupling and structural mechanics.