Thermodynamic Model of Bone Remodeling: Numerical Implementation
The paper presents an algorithm that simulates the internal remodeling of bone. This model is based on the thermodynamic theory of open systems applied to biology. It takes into account the coupled influence of the mechanical state and chemical properties and was set-up as a 5x5 differential system. An algorithm based on this system has been implemented into a Finite Element software (Altair Hypermesh©). Tests on femur have been conducted. The results show a good correlation with experimental data.