Computational modeling of in vivo contact stresses in the equine fetlock joint

Summary

This project will bring together an international, multidisciplinary team to develop a subjectspecific computational model of equine fetlock joint biomechanics. The project objectives are: 1. To develop detailed, animal specific computational models of the equine fetlock joint; 2. To validate these computerbased models using carefullyplanned cadaver experiments; 3. To quantify fetlock articular surface contact stresses incurred during walking, trotting, and galloping.

Program

Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

This project will bring together an international, multidisciplinary team to develop a subjectspecific computational model of equine fetlock joint biomechanics. The project objectives are: 1. To develop detailed, animal specific computational models of the equine fetlock joint; 2. To validate these computerbased models using carefullyplanned cadaver experiments; 3. To quantify fetlock articular surface contact stresses incurred during walking, trotting, and galloping.

Project Code

PRJ-002394

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses

Contact

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