Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

39, 3, pp. 679-706, Warsaw 2001

Contact problems with friction, adhesion and wear in orthopaedic biomechanics. Part II – Numerical implementation and application to implanted knee joints

Jerzy Rojek, Józef Joachim Telega, Stanisław Stupkiewicz
The present paper is the second part of the contribution by Rojek and Telega (2001). An alternative adhesion law was used to the study of bone-implant interface. Numerical scheme was developed and applied to the knee joint after arthroplasty. Influence of wear debris on this interface and currently used wear models were investigated.
Keywords: unilateral contact; adhesion; friction; wear; knee joint after arthroplasty; FEM