I’m a beginner at the anybody modelling software, but maybe it is the best way to make the simulation for my master theses.
I like to apply a measured force on the thorax an then simulate the force on the sternum. Therefore I need to know two parameters before it is usefull to go into deep.
Is there a flexibility of the bones (maybe described by an E-modulus) or is each bone described as a stiff connection between two points?
Is the connection between the costal, the sternum and the backbone stiff or is like in reality with cartilage and the possibility of a slight movement?
If 1 and 2 are both not stiff, would it be possible to replace the sternum by two half pieces and calculate the force between?
I hope my description was clear enough and you can help me…
Thanks in advance.