A Microstructural Study of Load Distribution in Cartilage: A Comparison of Stress Relaxation versus Creep Loading

@inproceedings{Thambyah2015AMS,
  title={A Microstructural Study of Load Distribution in Cartilage: A Comparison of Stress Relaxation versus Creep Loading},
  author={Ashvin Thambyah and Vonne van Heeswijk and Corrinus C. Van Donkelaar and Neil D. Broom},
  year={2015}
}
The compressive response of articular cartilage has been extensively investigated and most studies have focussed largely on the directly loaded matrix. However, especially in relation to the tissue microstructure, less is known about load distribution mechanisms operating outside the directly loaded region. We have addressed this issue by using channel indentation and DIC microscopy techniques that provide visualisation of the matrix microstructural response across the regions of both direct… CONTINUE READING

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