[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE140101530]
Researchers Dr Saulo Martelli;
Brief description The femur is a light-weight structure designed to best perform in life. However, the complex tissue architecture, microstructural organisation and its complex loading regimens make it difficult to understand how the femur can deform and fracture. This project studies femoral fractures by modelling the proximal femur with a micrometric level of detail. Synchrotron femur images are taken in loaded and unloaded conditions. Cortical strain and fracture are measured, replicating possible multiaxial loads. Micro finite-element models will be used to study the contribution that the bone tissue architecture, tissue structure and activity types make to the fracture. The resulting knowledge will have future orthopaedic applications.
Funding Amount 372744
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award