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|Author(s):||Valerie R. Coffman; Andrew C. Reid; Stephen A. Langer; Gunay Dogan;|
|Title:||OOF3D: An Image-Based Finite Element Solver for Materials Science|
|Published:||March 28, 2012|
|Abstract:||Recent advances in experimental techniques (micro CT scans, automated serial sectioning, electron back-scatter diffraction, synchrotron radiation x-rays) have made it possible to characterize the full, three dimensional structure of real materials. Such new experimental techniques have created a need for software tools that can model the response of these materials under various kinds of loads. OOF (Object Oriented Finite Elements) is a desktop software application for studying the relationship between the microstructure of a material and its overall mechanical, electromagnetic, or thermal properties using finite element models based on real or simulated micrographs. OOF provides methods for segmenting images, creating meshes of complex geometries, solving PDE s using finite element models, and visualizing 3D results. We discuss the challenges involved in implementing OOF in 3D and use finite element simulations of trabecular bone as an illustrative example.|
|Citation:||Mathematics and Computers in Simulation|
|Pages:||pp. 2951 - 2961|
|Keywords:||finite element modeling, materials science, mesh generation, biomaterials|
|Research Areas:||Software, Biomaterials, Modeling|
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matcom.2012.03.003 (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)|