Linear elastic fracture model for brain surgery simulation

Masano Nakayama, Atsushi Konno, Xin Jiang, Satoko Abiko, Masaru Uchiyama

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Abstract

Blunt dissection is a fundamental technique in brain surgery to expose an affected or to separate tissues without cutting. This paper addresses a linear elastic fracture model to simulate blunt dissection in a virtual brain surgery. Blunt dissection is simulated by fracturing a linear elastic finite elements when the stress applied to the element exceeds the specified fracture stress. However if an element is fractured without any consideration for connections with adjacent elements, the fracture may produce some structurally unstable elements. The structurally unstable elements cause computational instability. In order to avoid this instability problem, an element fracture method is proposed. The fracture model is verified by comparing the results of blunt dissection simulation with the result of experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2011
Pages333-338
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 17
Event2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2011 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2011 Jul 32011 Jul 7

Publication series

NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM

Other

Other2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2011
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period11/7/311/7/7

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Nakayama, M., Konno, A., Jiang, X., Abiko, S., & Uchiyama, M. (2011). Linear elastic fracture model for brain surgery simulation. In 2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2011 (pp. 333-338). [6027109] (IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM). https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2011.6027109