TY - JOUR

T1 - Triphasic finite element model for swelling porous media

AU - Snijders, H.

AU - Huyghe, J.M.R.J.

AU - Janssen, J.D.

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - The equations describing the mechanical behaviour of intervertebral disc tissue and other swelling porous media are three coupled partial differential equations in which geometric and physical non-linearities occur. To solve the equations for an arbitrary geometry and arbitrary boundary conditions, we use the finite element (FE) method. The differential equations are rewritten in an integral form by means of the weighted residual method. The domain of the integral is defined via a set of shape functions. By applying the Gauss theorem and rewriting with respect to the reference state (total Lagrange), non-linear equations are obtained. In order to get a finite set of equations, the weighted residual equations are discretized. The shape functions are chosen as weighting functions (Galerkin method). A general description is given for the elements implemented into the commercial FE package DIANA. The numerical results of unconfined compression of a schematic intervertebral disc with varying proteoglycan concentration are given. (from Authors)

AB - The equations describing the mechanical behaviour of intervertebral disc tissue and other swelling porous media are three coupled partial differential equations in which geometric and physical non-linearities occur. To solve the equations for an arbitrary geometry and arbitrary boundary conditions, we use the finite element (FE) method. The differential equations are rewritten in an integral form by means of the weighted residual method. The domain of the integral is defined via a set of shape functions. By applying the Gauss theorem and rewriting with respect to the reference state (total Lagrange), non-linear equations are obtained. In order to get a finite set of equations, the weighted residual equations are discretized. The shape functions are chosen as weighting functions (Galerkin method). A general description is given for the elements implemented into the commercial FE package DIANA. The numerical results of unconfined compression of a schematic intervertebral disc with varying proteoglycan concentration are given. (from Authors)

U2 - 10.1002/fld.1650200821

DO - 10.1002/fld.1650200821

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 1039

EP - 1046

JO - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

JF - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

SN - 0271-2091

IS - 8-9

ER -