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FEA Figure 1

Figure 1 - Total knee replacement assembly


FEA Figure 2

Figure 2 - Stress distribution of loaded AMK polyethylene insert


FEA Figure 3

Figure 3 - Axisymmetric model of acetabular cup during press-fitting process

The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Suite is used to analyze complex engineering problems. The suite is used to run Abaqus finite element method software, discrete element method code, as well as other custom computational analysis code.

The system is used for the research and analysis of currently available orthopedic devices, as well as the design and development of custom orthopaedic implants. Analysis of currently available implants includes implant failure analysis, stress analysis, fatigue failure analysis, dynamics simulation, and computational tribology.

New patient specific orthopaedic implants are designed and developed by importing computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) files into our computer aided design (CAD) environment. Then the new implant is designed based upon the patient’s specific needs. Next, computational/FEA simulations of the loading conditions and wear process are conducted to analyze integrity of the device and optimize the design.

The Finite Element Analysis Suite consists of a 48 compute core cluster. The system greatly reduces the run time of finite element models and computational calculations, as well as enabling the analysis of much more complex models.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known

Concordia Joint Replacement Group (CJRG) is committed to achieving excellence in research. CJRG produces research which contributes to the improvement of medical devices, processes and patient outcomes. In this section you will find research-related information.

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The Concordia Joint Replacement Group is supported by The Concordia Foundation, Manitoba, Canada.

Registered Charitable Number
13036 3336RR0001

Charitable tax receipts will be issued from The Concordia Foundation. Please address cheque to The Concordia Foundation and designate your gift for the Arthroplasty Research Chair at Concordia.


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