FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OF A FUNCTIONAL SPINAL UNIT

The aim of this paper is to present a three-dimensional finite element model of a functional spinal unit (FSU) and to validate its output against experimentally determined intradiscal pressure. The model also utilizes newly acquired data on facet joint stiffness which is high in compression and virtually negligible in tension.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Yang, K H
    • KHALIL, T B
    • Tzeng, C R
    • King, A I
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GMR-4318V, HS-037 714
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM