Experimental Dynamic Tests of Rib Implants

  • Octavio Ramirez
  • Marco CeccarelliEmail author
  • Matteo Russo
  • Christopher R. Torres-San-Miguel
  • Guillermo Urriolagoitia-Calderon
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 68)


This paper presents dynamic tests that are performed on swine ribs. TEMARI (TEsting MAchine for Artificial RIbs) machine has been modified in order to set up and adapt an osteosynthesis implant in a fractured swine rib under load conditions emulating the respiratory cycle in a human being. The method for analyzing innovative implants is work ed out as based on strain gauge arrangements on the swine rib under testing with data acquisition system MM01-350 USB of Micro-Measurements. The test results are discussed in terms of motion characteristics of the specimen as well as the forces of compression and reaction on it during each compression cycle.


Biomechanics Experimental biomechanics Osteosynthesis implants Ribs 



The first author wishes to gratefully acknowledge Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) and Instituto Politécnico Nacional through scholarship “Beca mixta para estancias de investigación en el extranjero” for permitting his period of study at LARM of Cassino University in the A.Y. 2017-18.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Octavio Ramirez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marco Ceccarelli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matteo Russo
    • 1
  • Christopher R. Torres-San-Miguel
    • 2
  • Guillermo Urriolagoitia-Calderon
    • 2
  1. 1.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly
  2. 2.Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e InvestigaciónInstituto Politécnico NacionalMexico D.F.Mexico

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