Interfacing Musculoskeletal and Finite Element Models to Study Bone Structure and Adaptation

When: 11/12/2018 - 11/12/2018
Where: Webinar

The webinar organised by the OpenSim Project and the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR) at Stanford will take place on 11 Dec at 10 am Pacific Daylight time featuring Luca Modenese and Andrew Phillips from Imperial College London.

Musculoskeletal models can be used to simulate human motion and study the muscle and joint reaction forces occurring during various activities. The predicted internal forces can in turn be applied as external loads in finite element (FE) models of biological structures, e.g. bone and cartilage, to calculate internal stresses and strains and investigate their behaviour and adaptation in a biofidelic mechanical environment. 

In this webinar, the speakers will talk about their experience in interfacing musculoskeletal models with FE models, describing methodological solutions developed to apply force sets, from musculoskeletal models to deformable models of bones, including consideration of load application, boundary conditions and an OpenSim plugin to extract muscle force directions. Some computational studies will be also discussed where these methodologies are applied to bone structure optimization in the femur and pelvis bones and to the investigation of prenatal biomechanics.

Find out more about the NCSRR and the webinar series by visiting

The website also includes links to recordings of past webinars

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