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Title: Review of computational models for footwear design and evaluation
Authors: Cheung, JTM 
Yu, J 
Zhang, M 
Keywords: Finite element analysis
Foot and ankle biomechanics
Soft tissue
Plantar pressure
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Korean Society of Sport Biomechanics
Source: Korean journal of sports biomechanics, 2009, v. 19, no. 1, p. 13-25 How to cite?
Journal: Korean journal of sports biomechanics 
Abstract: Existing footwear biomechanics studies rely on simplified kinetics and kinematics, plantar pressure and muscle electromyography measurements. Because of the complexity of foot-shoe interface and individualized subject response with different footwear, consistent results regarding the biomechanical performance of footwear or footwear components can yet be achieved. The computational approach can be an efficient and economic alternative to study the biomechanical interactions of foot and footwear. Continuous advancement in numerical techniques as well as computer technology has made the finite element method a versatile and successful tool for biomechanics researchdue to its capability of modelling irregular geometrical structures, complex material properties, and complicated loading and boundary conditions. Finite element analysis offers asystematic and economic alternative in search of more in-depth biomechanical information such as the internal stress and strain distributions of foot and footwear structures. In this paper, the current establishments and applications of the computational approach for footwear design and evaluation are reviewed.
ISSN: 1226-2226
EISSN: 2093-9752
DOI: 10.5103/KJSB.2009.19.1.013
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