Experimental investigation of low frequency vibration in synthetic tibial cortical bone

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An experimental method is envisioned to generate interaction between high-amplitude low frequency vibration and low-amplitude high frequency guided waves in a human tibia in order to diagnose non-comminuted fractures, osteoporosis, and manage bone healing. Herein, the low frequency vibration of a synthetic tibia is investigated. The bone is given a short hammer tap at multiple locations along the length. A laser doppler vibrometer is used to capture the out-of-plane displacement at a fixed location on the medial surface of the mid-diaphyseal region of the synthetic bone for each of the excitations. The captured data is then analyzed in the frequency domain to extract the dominant peaks and identify the natural frequencies. The same frequencies are obtained regardless of the location of the hammer tap and they agree with simulation results using a simplified geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154480
StatePublished - Sep 7 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2020Sep 11 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727


Conference2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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