Tarun Goswami (Advisor), Richard T. Laughlin (Committee Member), David B. Reynolds (Committee Member)
Master of Science in Engineering (MSEgr)
A finite element model of the cervical spine including the C2 through C7 levels was developed in order to study the behavior of the cervical spine region. The model was validated in flexion extension, bending, and rotational load scenarios. The model was found to represent the biomechanical behavior of the cervical spine. The validated cervical spine finite element model was used to study spinal injury and disease processes. The model provided qualitative estimates of load carrying and stress distribution as well as range of motion.
Department or Program
Department of Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering
Year Degree Awarded
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