volume 29, issue 10, P1263-1281 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00051-6
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Abstract: The articular contact surfaces in human and animal joints are highly variable. Articular cartilage thickness and the material properties of the cartilage vary as a function of location in the joint and may also change in the pathologic state. In order to study practical joint contact problems, we extended the model for the contact of two biphasic cartilage layers proposed by Ateshian et al. [J. Biomechanics 27, 1347-1360 (1994)] by combining the assumption of the kinetic relationship from classical contact mec…

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