Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

37, 3, pp. 659-686, Warsaw 1999

Numerical simulation of bone-implant systems using a more realistic model of the contact interfaces with adhesion

Jerzy Rojek, Józef Joachim Telega
The aim of the paper is twofold. First, most important notions concerning adhesion are discussed. Modelling of unilateral contact with adhesion between two deformable bodies is studied. The initial boundary value problem for contact with adhesion is discussed, including its regularization. Second, numerical analysis of the behaviour of the femur with implant is studied under quasi-static loading.
Keywords: joint replacement; FEM; interface; contact; adhesion