Bi-material attachment through a compliant interfacial system at the tendon-to-bone insertion site.


The attachment of tendon to bone, one of the greatest interfacial material mismatches in nature, presents an anomaly from the perspective of interfacial engineering. Deleterious stress concentrations arising at bi-material interfaces can be reduced in engineering practice by smooth interpolation of composition, microstructure, and mechanical properties… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2011.08.005