Crack propagation in bone on the scale of mineralized collagen fibrils: role of polymers with sacrificial bonds and hidden length.

Abstract

Sacrificial bonds and hidden length (SBHL) in structural molecules provide a mechanism for energy dissipation at the nanoscale. It is hypothesized that their presence leads to greater fracture toughness than what is observed in materials without such features. Here, we investigate this hypothesis using a simplified model of a mineralized collagen fibril… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2014.07.035

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@article{Wang2014CrackPI, title={Crack propagation in bone on the scale of mineralized collagen fibrils: role of polymers with sacrificial bonds and hidden length.}, author={Wenyi Wang and Ahmed E. Elbanna}, journal={Bone}, year={2014}, volume={68}, pages={20-31} }