Weight reduction of delta external fixation frames

J. Vossoughi, A. Poka, A. R. Burgess, M. Bosse

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Abstract

The existing tibial delta external fixation frames consist of side bars and cross bars. In this work it is shown that the cross bars do not add appreciable strength to the frames. Therefore the removal of the cross bars of delta frame results in a new frame (V-frame) which is practically as strong as the conventional delta frame, but it is up to 35% lighter in weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1991 Advances in Bioengineering
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages151-154
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0791808890
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1991Dec 6 1991

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume20

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period12/1/9112/6/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Vossoughi, J., Poka, A., Burgess, A. R., & Bosse, M. (1991). Weight reduction of delta external fixation frames. In 1991 Advances in Bioengineering (pp. 151-154). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED; Vol. 20). Publ by ASME.