3D finite element stress analysis of transtibial monolimb

Zhan Liu, Yubo Fan, Ming Zhang, Wentao Jiang

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A 3D model of transtibial monolimb and residual limb was constructed. The stresses on all nodes of the model under the simulation of the load at the Mid-Stance were computed by 3D finite element analysis. The stress distribution on the internal and external surfaces of the model was obtained. The results indicate that the stresses on socket are lower than those on prosthetic shank; high stress regions are located on the underneath of prosthetic shank and the border section of socket and prosthetic shank. These data will be useful for CAD/CAM system of monolimb design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-625
Number of pages4
JournalShengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi/Journal of Biomedical Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003


  • Finite element analysis
  • Monolimb
  • Stress distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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