Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

37, 3, pp. 537-554, Warsaw 1999

A contribution to modelling of anisotropic behaviour of bone and bone remodelling

Stanisław Jemioło, Józef Joachim Telega
Anisotropic behaviour of bones in the elastic and plastic ranges is discussed. The adaptive elasticity with evolving structure is examined from the point of view of tensor functions. The equations of adaptive piezoelectricity are formulated. A general framework for bone remodelling combined with homogenization is proposed. It is suggested that the bone adaptation to variable loads may be viewed as a shakedown problem. A possibility of studying bone remodelling via optimal design is considered.
Keywords: bone; remodelling; piezoelectricity; homogenization