Provide the components for building multibody knee models based on three cadaver subjects. The site also provides complete example models including contacts, ligaments, and menisci.
The purpose of this site is to disseminate geometry and modeling information for development of knee models, primarily in the multibody framework. The models are based on three cadaver knees that were physically tested in a dynamic knee simulator. Knee geometries (bone, cartilage, and mensici) were derived from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ligament insertions come from both MRI and probing the cadaver knees. The site also contains information on ligament modeling, such as bundle insertion locations and zero load lengths. Examples of knee models are also provided in the form of ADAMS command files. Some of the models include representation of the menisci in the multibody framework.
This work was funded by the National Science Foundation (CMS-0506297).