Finite Element 3D Modeling of Mechanical Behavior of Mineralized Collagen Microfibrils

  title={Finite Element 3D Modeling of Mechanical Behavior of Mineralized Collagen Microfibrils},
  author={Abdelwahed Barkaoui and Ridha Hambli},
  journal={Journal of Applied Biomaterials \& Functional Materials},
  pages={199 - 206}
  • A. Barkaoui, R. Hambli
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
Purpose The aim of this work is to develop a 3D finite elements model to study the nanomechanical behavior of mineralized collagen microfibrils, which consists of three phases, (i) collagen phase formed by five tropocollagen (TC) molecules linked together with cross-links, (ii) a mineral phase (Hydroxyapatite), and (iii) impure mineral phase, and to investigate the important role of individual properties of every constituent. Methods The mechanical and geometric properties (TC molecule diameter… 

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