Osteonal crack barriers in ovine compact bone.

  title={Osteonal crack barriers in ovine compact bone.},
  author={Sahar Mohsin and Fergal J O'Brien and Thomas C. Lee},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  volume={208 1},
Bone is an anisotropic structure which can be compared to a composite material. Discontinuities within its microstructure may provide stress concentration sites for crack initiation, but act as a barrier to its propagation. This study looks specifically at the relationship between crack length and propagation in compact bone. Beam-shaped bone samples from… CONTINUE READING