Meshless Methods: The Future of Computational Biomechanical SimulationBelinha J1,2*
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- Belinha J
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
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Received Date: August 23, 2016; Accepted Date: November 11, 2016; Published Date: November 14, 2016
Citation: Belinha J (2016) Meshless Methods: The Future of Computational Biomechanical Simulation. J Biom Biostat 7:325. doi:10.4172/2155-6180.1000325
Copyright: © 2016 Belinha J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Meshless methods are advanced discretization techniques, which permit to discretize the problem physical domain with an unstructured nodal cloud. This discretization flexibility allows obtaining the geometrical model directly from medical images, such as computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. Then, it is possible to analyse straightforwardly the biomechanical behaviour of biological structures. When compared with other mesh-dependent discretization techniques, meshless methods are capable of producing smoother and much more accurate stress and strain fields. The literature shows that meshless methods have the potential to be the future of biomechanical computational simulation.