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Extension of the law of Mullender within the viscoelastic framework For the digital simulation of the process of bone remodelling



A model of bone remodeling taking into account the viscoelastic properties of the material is proposed. The nonlinear equations governing the evolution of the bone apparent density are solved by a finite difference method in the one dimensional case of a model with N element units. We will study the influence of viscous damping on the adaptation of the structure under the e¤ect of a controlled mechanical loading.


Bone remodelling, viscoelasticity, osteocytes; apparent density, finite difference method.

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