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This is a repository for software packages that we have developed during the course of our research and are providing to the community free of charge. If you need software support, please visit the software forums or contact the software developer indicated for each package.

Retroverted Hips Image Data

It is difficult to obtain high resolution image data of human hip joints. Therefore, the CT arthrogram image datasets for the subjects included for finite element analysis of cartilage contact stress have been made available. The 10 subjects with normal hip anatomy were made available as part of an earlier study (Harris MD et al., J Orthop Res, 2012, DOI: The 10 subjects with retroverted acetabula have been made available with this study in order to assist other investigators with the study of the mechanics of the retroverted acetabulum.


FEBio Software Suite

The FEBio Software Suite, including FEBio, PreView and PostView, has moved to Please update your bookmarks.

Your MRL login credentials will work on If you encounter any issues with this, please contact us at .

The FEBio forum address remains the same at


Hip Image Data

It is difficult to obtain high resolution image data of human diarthrodial joints. This is due to the effort required to obtain IRB approval, to recruit subjects and to perform the image acquisition. Therefore, we have made CT arthrogram image datasets available from the 10 subjects included in our finite element analysis of cartilage contact stresses. We hope that the availability of these image datasets will assist other investigators who wish to study the articular cartilage and/or mechanics of the normal human hip joint.


WinFiber3D is a program that allows you to visualize MicroVisu3D files. It also allows you to perform some statistics on the vessel distribution, such as measure angles, segment lengths, vessel lengths,

MPM For Cell Biomechanics

The implicit material point method (MPM) is a research code being developed for studying cell biomechanics. MPM is one component within the Uintah Computational Framework (UCF) which is, in turn, one of the software packages within the SCIRun Problem Solving Environment (PSE).



This Windows program allows the user to investigate different distributions of dermatan sulfate GAGs in a network of collagen fibrils, and to interactively visualize the effects of changing various geometric parameters.



WarpLAB is a post-processor designed for viewing the warping output files. With WarpLAB you can make surface plots, isosurface plots, plane cuts, analyze displacements, strains, stresses, .... It also contains tools to analyze the warped image files.



AngioFE is a plug-in feature for FEBio that simulates the mechanical regulation of angiogenesis, the process by which new blood vessels sprout and grow from existing vasculature.

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