Spine model for vibration analysis

Lixin Guo, Ming Zhang, Ee Chon Teo

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Epidemiological investigations suggest that whole body vibration (WBV) contributes significantly to injuries and functional disorders of the skeleton and joints, including the spine. Although a large number of investigations have drawn attention to the risks of WBV on the human spine, many dynamic characteristics of the spine and injury mechanisms under vibration loading are not clear. In this study, a detailed three-dimensional finite element (FE) model of the spine T12-Pelvis segment was developed for investigating its biomechanical characteristics. Validation was conducted for static and dynamic conditions, respectively. This study analyzed the frequency characteristics and modal modes of the intact and injured spine, analyzed the transient response characteristics of the intact and injured spine, and performed a material sensitivity analysis of the spine FE models. The findings of this study may be helpful for further understanding the dynamic characteristics of the human spine and its mechanism of injury under vibration loading, and provide a useful reference for WBV-related injury treatment in clinics and product development in industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466588042
ISBN (Print)9781466588035
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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