HyperWorks Helps Create Accurate Finite-Element Models from CT Scans of Artificial Knee Joints
Using Altair HyperMesh, the HyperWorks finite-element (FE) pre-processor, researchers at the
University of Applied Sciences in Amberg-Weiden, Germany, created an efficient process to
create FE meshes of an artificial knee joint from supplied computed tomography (CT) scans. The
team, led by Professor Franz Magerl, deployed HyperMesh’s re-meshing capabilities to convert
STL data to a high fidelity tetrahedral-based FE model and investigated the effect of imperfections
induced by the manufacturing process on part strength.