Reliability in Biomechanics

Reliability of Multiphysical Systems Set - Volume 3

Reliability in Biomechanics

Ghias Kharmanda, Lund University, Sweden
Abdelkhalak El Hami, INSA-Rouen, France

ISBN : 9781786300249

Publication Date : November 2016

Hardcover 266 pp

135 USD



Classical design procedures in biomechanics are carried out under deterministic constraints, despite the fact that constraints can vary constantly when considering changes in terms of environment, ageing, disease, nutrition and other factors.
There is a strong need to consider this complexity in material property uncertainty, which can become problematic when considering biomechanical applications where a number of uncertainties are encountered, such as in the design of prostheses.
This book implements improved numerical strategies and algorithms that can be applied only in biomechanical studies, exploring different reliability methodologies considering uncertainties on geometry, material properties and loading.
By accounting for all these factors, the authors provide several tools needed to create reliability-based designs in biomechanics applications.


1. Basic Tools for Reliability Analysis.
2. Reliability Concept.
3. Integration of Reliability Concept into Biomechanics.
4. Reliability Analysis of Orthopedic Prostheses.
5. Reliability Analysis of Orthodontic Prostheses.

About the authors/editors

Ghias Kharmanda is a researcher in Biomedical Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. His research focuses on the fields of design optimization and reliability, involving bone material characterization as well as developments of efficient optimization and reliability algorithms.
Abdelkhalak El Hami is Professor at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA-Rouen) in France and is in charge of the Normandy Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) Chair of Mechanics, as well as several European pedagogical projects.