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 & biomechanics : JABB},
  volume={9 3},
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… CONTINUE READING

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