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    Journal Publications

    1. Ani Ural, Peter Bruno, Bin Zhou, X. Tony Shi, X. Edward Guo, "A new fracture assessment approach coupling HR-pQCT imaging and fracture mechanics-based finite element modeling". Journal of Biomechanics 46, 1305-1311 (2013).

    2. Kristopher Doll and Ani Ural, "Mechanical evaluation of hydroxyapatite nanocomposites using finite element modeling," ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology 135 011007 (2013)

    3. Ani Ural and Susan Mischinski, "Multiscale modeling of bone fracture using cohesive finite elements," Engineering Fracture Mechanics 103, 141-152 (2013).

    4. Atharva Poundarik, Tamim Diab, Grazyna Sroga, Ani Ural, Adele L. Boskey, Caren M. Gundberg and Deepak Vashishth, "Dilatational band formation in bone," Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 19178-19183 (2012).

    5. Ani Ural, Peter Zioupos, Drew Buchanan and Deepak Vashishth, "Evaluation of the influence of strain rate on Colles' fracture load," Journal of Biomechanics 45, 1854-1857 (2012).

    6. Susan Mischinski and Ani Ural, “Interaction of microstructure and microcrack growth in cortical bone: a finite element study,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 16, 81-94 (2013).

    7. Ani Ural, Peter Zioupos, Drew Buchanan and Deepak Vashishth, “The effect of strain rate on fracture toughness of human cortical bone: A finite element study,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 4: 1021-1032 (2011).

    8. Susan Mischinski and Ani Ural, “Finite element modeling of microcrack growth in cortical bone,” Journal of Applied Mechanics 78: 041016 (2011).

    9. Drew Buchanan and Ani Ural, “Finite element modeling of the influence of hand position and bone properties on the Colles’ fracture load during a fall” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132, 081007 (2010).

    10. Ani Ural, “Prediction of Colles’ fracture load in human radius using cohesive finite element modeling,” Journal of Biomechanics 42, 22-28 (2009).

    11. Ani Ural, V.R. Krishnan, and K.D. Papoulia, “A damage-based cohesive model for simulating fatigue crack growth,” International Journal of Solids and Structures 46, 2453-2462 (2009).

    12. Ani Ural, "A hands-on finite element modeling experience in a multidisciplinary project-based freshman course," Computer Applications in Engineering Education 21, 294-299 (2013).

    13. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “Effects of intracortical porosity on fracture toughness in aging human bone: A mCT-based cohesive finite element study,”Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 129, 625-631 (2007).

    14. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “Anisotropy of age-related toughness loss in human cortical bone: a finite element study,” Journal of Biomechanics 40, 1606-1614 (2007).

    15. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “Cohesive finite element modeling of age-related toughness loss in human cortical bone,” Journal of Biomechanics 39, 2974-2982 (2006).

    16. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “Interactions between microstructural and geometrical adaptation in human cortical bone,” Journal of Orthopaedic Research 24, 1489-1498 (2006).

    17. Ani Ural, Gerd, Heber, Paul W. Wawrzynek, Anthony R. Ingraffea, David G. Lewicki and Joaquim Bento Cavalcante Neto, “Three-dimensional, parallel, finite element simulation of fatigue crack growth in a spiral bevel gear,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics 72, 1148-1170 (2005).

    18. Ani Ural, Alan T. Zehnder, and Anthony R. Ingraffea, “Fracture mechanics approach to facesheet delamination in honeycomb: measurement of energy release rate of the adhesive bond,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics 70, 93-103 (2003).

    19. Tong-Seok Han, Ani Ural, Chuin-Shan Chen, Alan T. Zehnder, Anthony R. Ingraffea, and Sarah L. Billington, “Delamination buckling and propagation analysis of honeycomb panels using a cohesive element approach,” International Journal of Fracture 115, 101-123 (2002).

     

    Book Chapters

    • Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “Microstructure-based modeling of tissue injury in bone”. In The Pathomechanics of Tissue Injury and Disease, and the Mechanophysiology of Healing. Edited by Amit Gefen, Publisher: Research Signpost Co., 2009.

     

    Conference Proceedings and Presentations

    1. Ani Ural and Atish Gupta, "Influence of mineralized collagen fibril network properties on elastic properties of bone," Transactions of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, Texas, January 2013.

    2. Ani Ural, Peter Bruno, Bin Zhou, X. Tony Shi, Elizabeth Shane, X. Edward Guo, "A combined HR-pQCT and fracture mechanics-based finite element approach for fracture risk assessment of human radius,' American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2012.

    3. Ani Ural, Bin Zhou, X. Tony Shi, Elizabeth Shane, X. Edward Guo, "Evaluation of distal forearm fracture risk using HR-pQCT imaging and cohesive finite element modeling," Transactions of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, California, February 2012.

    4. Deepak Vashishth, P.C. Wu, Zafer Evis, Grazyna E. Sroga, Simon Y. Tang, and Ani Ural, " The role of sugar in fracture of bone: a mechanistic study," Fourth International Conference on the Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Hawaii, December 2011.

    5. Ani Ural, “Cohesive modeling of bone fracture at multiple scales,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Como, Italy, June 2011.

    6. Kristopher Doll and Ani Ural, “Evaluation of elastic modulus of hydroxyapatite-nanocomposites for bone implants using finite element method,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2011.

    7. Ani Ural, Joseph Yost, David Dinehart, and Shawn Gross. “An integrated freshman project course combining finite element modeling, engineering analysis and experimental investigation,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011.

    8. Ani Ural, and Joseph Yost, “Integration of finite element modeling and experimental evaluation in a freshman project,” Proceedings of Mid-Atlantic American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Villanova, Pennsylvania, October 2010.

    9. Amy S. Fleischer, Aaron P. Wemhoff, Ani Ural, James C. O'Brien, Leroy W. Alaways, “Development and execution of a successful mechanical engineering outreach program for middle school girls,” Proceedings of Mid-Atlantic American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Villanova, Pennsylvania, October 2010.

    10. Susan Mischinski and Ani Ural, “Microstructural finite element modeling of crack propagation in cortical bone,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2010.

    11. Ani Ural, Lamya Karim and Deepak Vashishth, “Cohesive finite element modeling of mouse bone fracture,” Transactions of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2010.

    12. Ani Ural and Drew Buchanan, “The effect of fall-related factors on Colles’ fracture,” Transactions of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2010.

    13. Susan Mischinski and Ani Ural, “The influence of bone microstructure on crack growth trajectory,” Annual Fall Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2009.

    14. Susan Mischinski and Ani Ural, “The effect of cement line properties and crack orientation on crack propagation in cortical bone,” Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, California, June 2009.

    15. Ani Ural, “Evaluation of fracture load in human radius via cohesive element modeling,” Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Lake Tahoe, California, June 2009.

    16. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “Contribution of sublamellar microdamage to bone toughness,” Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Kauai, Hawaii, December 2007.

    17. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “A mCT-based cohesive FEM method to predict the effects of intracortical porosity on fracture toughness of cortical bone,” Transactions of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, California, February 2007.

    18. Tamim Diab, Ani Ural, and Deepak Vashishth, “Nanoscale bridges and material softening contribute to diffuse damage induced bone toughening,” Transactions of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, California, February 2007.

    19. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “A Micro-CT based FEM study of the effects of intracortical porosity on the fracture of aging bone,” Proceedings of 2006 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2006.

    20. Jennifer Zuba, Ani Ural, and Deepak Vashishth, “Anisotropic changes in fracture properties of aging cortical bone,” Proceedings of 2006 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2006.

    21. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “An investigation of toughening mechanisms in human cortical bone using a FEM-based cohesive model,” Proceedings of 2005 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2005.

    22. Ani Ural and Deepak Vashishth, “A FEM-based cohesive model of age-related toughness loss in human cortical bone,” Proceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, Colorado, June 2005.

    23. Ani Ural and Katerina Papoulia, “Cohesive modeling of fatigue crack growth in metals,” Proceedings of the 2005 Joint ASCE/ASME/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2005.

    24. Ani Ural and Katerina Papoulia, “Modeling of fatigue crack growth with a damage-based cohesive zone model,” Proceedings of 4th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Science, Jyvaskyla, Finland, July 2004.

    25. Ani Ural, Paul W. Wawrzynek, Anthony R. Ingraffea, and David G. Lewicki, “Simulating fatigue crack growth in spiral bevel gears using computational fracture mechanics,” Proceedings of DETC’03, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago, Illinois, September 2003.

    26. Anthony R. Ingraffea, Paul A. Wawrzynek, Gerd Heber, Ani Ural, Keshav Pingali, and David G. Lewicki, “Simulation of crack propagation in a teraflop computing environment,” keynote talk at the 6th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Detroit, Michigan, August 2001.