Differential infrared thermography: a correlation with stress and strain in cortical bone

Sean Kohles, R. Vanderby, D. M. Belloli, R. J. Thielke, J. R. Bowers, B. I. Sandor

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Abstract

Differential infrared thermography represents the emergence of a new experimental technique for biomechanical application. It provides a means of analysis which is based on an unexploited physical phenomenon, thus offering an entirely new range of research opportunities. This method also provides an effective full-field alternative to current experimental strain analysis techniques. Thermographical analysis showed consistent results for an orthotropic material such as bone. By establishing the feasibility of this particular technique with a controlled test specimen, material parameters can be developed lending to the analysis of a more complex structure such as an entire femur. In conclusion, this study has shown that differential infrared thermography is a useful technique for qualitative and quantitative biomechanical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages81-84
Number of pages4
Volume98
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventBiomechanics Symposium - 1989 - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 9 1989Jul 12 1989

Other

OtherBiomechanics Symposium - 1989
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/9/897/12/89

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kohles, S., Vanderby, R., Belloli, D. M., Thielke, R. J., Bowers, J. R., & Sandor, B. I. (1989). Differential infrared thermography: a correlation with stress and strain in cortical bone. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD (Vol. 98, pp. 81-84). Publ by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).