Mechanical properties and the hierarchical structure of bone.

  title={Mechanical properties and the hierarchical structure of bone.},
  author={Jae Y Rho and L Kuhn-Spearing and Peter Zioupos},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  volume={20 2},
Detailed descriptions of the structural features of bone abound in the literature; however, the mechanical properties of bone, in particular those at the micro- and nano-structural level, remain poorly understood. This paper surveys the mechanical data that are available, with an emphasis on the relationship between the complex hierarchical structure of bone and its mechanical properties. Attempts to predict the mechanical properties of bone by applying composite rule of mixtures formulae have… CONTINUE READING
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