An alternative ultrasonic method for measuring the elastic properties of cortical bone.

@article{Pithioux2002AnAU,
  title={An alternative ultrasonic method for measuring the elastic properties of cortical bone.},
  author={Martine Pithioux and Philippe Lasaygues and Patrick Chabrand},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={961-8}
}
We studied the elastic properties of bone to analyze its mechanical behavior. The basic principles of ultrasonic methods are now well established for varying isotropic media, particularly in the field of biomedical engineering. However, little progress has been made in its application to anisotropic materials. This is largely due to the complex nature of wave propagation in these media. In the present study, the theory of elastic waves is essential because it relates the elastic moduli of a… CONTINUE READING