Incompatible mechanical properties in compact bone.

  title={Incompatible mechanical properties in compact bone.},
  author={John D. Currey},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={231 4},
The covariation of a number of mechanical of properties, and some physical characteristics, of compact bones from a wide range of bones were examined. Young's modulus was well predicted by a combination of mineral content and porosity. Increasing Young's modulus was associated with: increasing stress at yield, increasing bending strength, and a somewhat higher resilience, tensile strength and fatigue strength. Contrarily, in the post-yield region a higher Young's modulus (and more clearly, a… CONTINUE READING

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