Analysis of contact mechanics and smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations of viscoelastic polymer sine waves

Nick Cramer, Janet Chao, Travis Tate Tollefson, M. Teodorescu

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Abstract

According the American Cancer Society's data, in 2013, an estimated 53,640 people developed head and neck cancers [1], which accounts for about 3% to 5% of all cancers in the United States. Removing head and neck malignant neoplasms is one of the first stages towards patient recovery. However, these types of invasive procedures often lead to disfiguring scars and resections with functional and aesthetical drawbacks (see Figure 1). Commonly a prosthesis attaches to the skin through the use of skin adhesives (liquid, gel, or tape) or magnets via boneanchored implants [3] . Placement of implants is intrusive and has a higher failure rate for irradiated patients whose skin and bone conditions have been compromised. For cancer patients or patients who wish to opt out of implant surgery, adhesive retention may be their only option. Although less invasive than magnetic attachments, adhesiveretained prosthesis can be cumbersome to apply and require sev-prosthesis prefer to wear their prosthesis as little as possible, with significant impact on their active life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 9th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857113
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2015Aug 5 2015

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OtherASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/2/158/5/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Cramer, N., Chao, J., Tollefson, T. T., & Teodorescu, M. (2015). Analysis of contact mechanics and smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations of viscoelastic polymer sine waves. In 20th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 9th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems (Vol. 4). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2015-47866