Bone growth and remodeling are complex phenomena that are influenced by a variety of factors including mechanical stimuli. However, it is still unclear how to identify and quantitatively characterize the mechanical stimuli responsible for bone cell growth. The objective of this study is to design and simulate an experimental apparatus to cyclically apply pressure and shear stresses to bone cells and observe their growth (or lack thereof) as a function of the applied loads.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Pourchot, Kestrel J., "Bone Growth and Remodeling: From Concept to Simulations" (2020). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 800.