Differential infrared thermography: a correlation with stress and strain in cortical bone

S. S. Kohles, R. Vanderby, D. M. Belloli, R. J. Thielke, J. R. Bowers, B. I. Sandor

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Differential infrared thermography represents the emergence of a new experimental technique for biomechanical application. It provides a means of analysis which is based on an unexploited physical phenomenon, thus offering an entirely new range of research opportunities. This method also provides an effective full-field alternative to current experimental strain analysis techniques. Thermographical analysis showed consistent results for an orthotropic material such as bone. By establishing the feasibility of this particular technique with a controlled test specimen, material parameters can be developed lending to the analysis of a more complex structure such as an entire femur. In conclusion, this study has shown that differential infrared thermography is a useful technique for qualitative and quantitative biomechanical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventBiomechanics Symposium - 1989 - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 9 1989Jul 12 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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