Software + Manual
In Chapters 14 to 18 of the book, use is made of the finite element package: mlfem_nac.
Answers to the exercises
To download the answers to the exercises given in the book at the end of each chapter press:
DownloadTo download the software press: mlfem_nac
To download the software manual press: manual
About the image to the right
The image depicts the results of a simulation that was performed with mlfem_nac. It was meant to show that in soft tissues near bony prominences, the highest maximum shear stress as a result of some external load usually is found in deeper tissue layers. A linear elastic, plane strain element was used. The top image shows the deformed mesh. The colored image gives regions of maximum shear strain intervals. The model had three layers with different material properties representing skin, adipose tissue and muscle. The simulation was part of pressure ulcer research at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
The authors are using the book in their own curriculum and will continuously develop new exercises for the students. These exercises can be downloaded with the following link:
Download extra exercises
Information on the licence for MATLABŪ can be obtained from