Effects of age and loading rate on equine cortical bone failure.

  title={Effects of age and loading rate on equine cortical bone failure.},
  author={Robb M Kulin and Fengchun Jiang and Kenneth S. Vecchio},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  volume={4 1},
Although clinical bone fractures occur predominantly under impact loading (as occurs during sporting accidents, falls, high-speed impacts or other catastrophic events), experimentally validated studies on the dynamic fracture behavior of bone, at the loading rates associated with such events, remain limited. In this study, a series of tests were performed on femoral specimens obtained post-mortem from equine donors ranging in age from 6 months to 28 years. Fracture toughness and compressive… CONTINUE READING


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