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Table 6 Element size, number of elements and calculational time of the model with different mesh density

From: Biomechanical evaluation of three surgical scenarios of posterior lumbar interbody fusion by finite element analysis

  Model A Model B Model C Model D Model E
The edge length of the TET elements (mm) 0.4-0.5 0.5-0.7 0.7-0.9 0.9-1.1 1.1-1.3
Number of elements 3668172 1859589 977162 495715 362041
Calculational Time (h) 36.98 8.43 3.84 1.3 0.45
  1. (The mesh density of model C was the one used in the intact model in this study.)