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Textile-Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements

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The textile reinforced concrete is a material with increased mechanical properties that can allow the production of lighter structural elements. The alkali-resistant textile reinforcement is not affected by corrosion. A structural facade panel and a light pole were modeled in order to study their behavior in the case of wind pressure. The developed numerical simulations were calibrated according to available data from the literature. These simulations revealed information potentially useful in the planning of further experimental tests.

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Medical Use of Finite Element Modeling of the Ankle and Foot

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Finite element modeling is a field of medicine with great potential future in experimental studies and in daily clinical practice as well. Computational modeling is currently used in several medical applications including orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery, and dentistry. In orthopedics, this method allows a proper understanding of joint behavior, as well as of more complex articular biomechanics that are encountered in several conditions such as ankle fractures or congenital clubfoot. Currently, there is little data on the development of a 3D finite element-defined model for congenital clubfoot. This paper aims to summarize the current status of knowledge and applications of finite element modeling of the foot and ankle.

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