Nonlinear Stress-Strain Behavior Due to Damage Accumulation in Cortical Bone

@inproceedings{Davy1999NonlinearSB,
  title={Nonlinear Stress-Strain Behavior Due to Damage Accumulation in Cortical Bone},
  author={Dwight T. Davy and Karl J. Jepsen and David J. Krzypow and M T Fondrk},
  year={1999}
}
The nonlinear mechanical behavior of bone under high or repeated loading has long been recognized to involve the accumulation of internal damage at one or more levels of its heirarchical structure. However, models describing the mechanical behavior have typically been along the lines of traditional engineering mechanics of materials. With the recent developments in continuum damage mechanics, the potential for more realistically modeling the nonlinear behavior as a damage accumulation process… CONTINUE READING