UC Davis Biomedical Engineering


David P. Fyhrie

Professor

(916) 734-5079

Research I Bldg/UCDMC

dpfyhrie@ucdavis.edu

Fyhrie Lab

Personal Education
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Gonzaga University, 1977
MS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1978
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1986

Affiliation

Lawrence J. Ellison Musculoskeletal Research Center
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group

Research Interest

David Fyhrie is the director of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory and holds the David Linn Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery. His research interests include bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; bone remodeling; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.

Selected Publicatons

Ciarelli TE, Fyhrie DP, Parfitt AM. Effects of vertebral bone fragility and bone formation rate on the mineralization levels of cancellous bone from white females. Bone. 2003 Mar;32(3):311-5.

Qiu S, Fyhrie DP, Palnitkar S, Rao DS. Histomorphometric assessment of Haversian canal and osteocyte lacunae in different-sized osteons in human rib. Anat Rec. 2003 Jun;272A(2):520-5.

Yeni YN, Hou FJ, Ciarelli T, Vashishth D, Fyhrie DP. Trabecular shear stresses predict in vivo linear microcrack density but not diffuse damage in human vertebral cancellous bone. Ann Biomed Eng. 2003 Jun;31(7):726-32.

Yeni YN, Fyhrie DP. A rate-dependent microcrack-bridging model that can explain the strain rate dependency of cortical bone apparent yield strength. J Biomech. 2003 Sep;36(9):1343-53.

Fyhrie DP, Barone JR. Polymer dynamics as a mechanistic model for the flow-independent viscoelasticity of cartilage. J Biomech Eng. 2003 Oct;125(5):578-84.

Yeni YN, Schaffler MB, Gibson G, Fyhrie DP: Prestress due to dimensional changes caused by demineralization: A potential mechanism for microcracking in bone. Ann Biomed Eng 30:1-9, 2002.

Yeni, YN, Fyhrie, DP. Fatigue Damage-Fracture Mechanics Interaction in Cortical Bone, Bone. 2002 Mar;30(3):509-14.

Vashishth D, Gibson G, Kimura J, Schaffler MB, Fyhrie DP. Determination of bone volume by osteocyte population. Anat Rec. 2002 Aug;267(4):292-5.

Martinelli MJ, Eurell J, Les CM, Fyhrie DP, Bennett D. Age-related morphometry of equine calcified cartilage. Equine Vet J. 2002 May;34(3):274-8.

Major Research Interest

Bone biomechanics; bone remodeling; cartilage mechanical properties; bone cell mechanobiology; fracture mechanics; and finite element modeling.