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Effects of impulse forces acting on the eye socket walls – strength analysis

Jan Awrejcewicz
The study presented in this paper focused on the analysis of biomechanical effects of several impact forces exerted on the orbital skeleton. Three different cases of force application reflecting three sports-related situations have been investigated. Time dependences of impact force as well as area of its application have been considered. As a tool to carry out numerical simulation, ANSYS Workbench software platform has been used. The analysis showed that the most dangerous is the force applied to the lower part of orbital margin. In this case, the entire zygomatic bone may be damaged due to the strong bending load.
Keywords: sports-related injuries; orbital bones; tennis ball impact; finite element method (FEM)


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