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Musculoskeletal models can provide more accurate physiological boundary conditions for finite element models of medical and anatomical problems. For example, this can be FE models of human bones and joints with or without inserted medical device. Multi-scale modeling by the combination of musculoskeletal and structural analysis brings understanding of underlying physiological phenomena a step deeper. AnyFE Converter is a tool for applying results of whole-body musculoskeletal analysis in AnyBody Modeling System (AMS) as boundary conditions to a corresponding finite element model of the bones and joints. It utilizes an XML-based Force Export file generated by AMS to create an Abaqus input deck. Components of the finite element model and the boundary conditions from AMS are combined and connected in the conversion. All components of boundary conditions, forces and moments, are applied in the native coordinate system of the FE model, for instance human bone system, typically the CT scan coordinate system. After the conversion, the generated input deck can then be further adapted to suite modeler’s needs. At present, this application comes with a command line interface only. For further details, please refer to the tutorials:
In addition, a plug-in for SolidWorks allows to convert mechanical CAD models to the modeling format of AnyBody. This enables to including mechanical designs and connecting them to a musculoskeletal model of the human. Thereby, you can simulate the human induced loads on the product itself or the product’s influence on the bone or medical device loading inside the human.
Customer downloads (login required): https://www.anybodytech.com/downloads/customer-downloads/