Numerical Simulation and Experimental Scheme for Monitoring Hoof Wall Structure and Health in Sport Horses
Paper in proceedings, 2016

This study provides a computational model developed to demonstrate the possibility of monitoring hoof structure and health in equestrian sport. This is achieved by employing finite element simulation of threedimensional heat flow from a surface heat source into a hoof structure while simultaneously sensing the surface temperature. The time evolution of the recorded surface temperature, transient curve, is used to investigate hoof structure and predict its intactness by comparing these curves for three different models. We have observed differences between the transient curves obtained from a normal hoof structure, a hoof structure containing a foreign material and hoof capsule subjected to wall separation. An experimental method for probing hoof profile was briefly discussed. It uses temperature sensor/heat source. The method can determine the thermal conductivity of the hoof along the hoof structure from the recorded transient curve. Thus, it displays the hoof structure by utilizing the thermal conductivity variation between the hoof parts.

Transient curve

Hoof capsule damages

Heat conduction

Thermal conductivity

Numerical simulation

Hoof structure

Finite element method

Equestrian sport

Author

Karl Hanstorp

University of Gothenburg

Besira Mekonnen Mihiretie

Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Magnus Karlsteen

Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Arne Rosen

University of Gothenburg

Maria Sundin

University of Gothenburg

Daniel Cederkrantz

Hot Disk AB

Henrik Otterberg

Hot Disk AB

Åsa Hinton

Ale Animal Clinic

Björn Berg

Ale Animal Clinic

Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support

171-175

Subject Categories

Other Veterinary Science

Condensed Matter Physics

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

DOI

10.5220/0006043601710175

ISBN

978-989-758-205-9

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