Microcracking damage and the fracture process in relation to strain rate in human cortical bone tensile failure.

Abstract

It is difficult to define the 'physiological' mechanical properties of bone. Traumatic failures in-vivo are more likely to be orders of magnitude faster than the quasistatic tests usually employed in-vitro. We have reported recently [Hansen, U., Zioupos, P., Simpson, R., Currey, J.D., Hynd, D., 2008. The effect of strain rate on the mechanical properties of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.07.025

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