Tensile behavior of cortical bone: dependence of organic matrix material properties on bone mineral content.

@article{Kotha2007TensileBO,
  title={Tensile behavior of cortical bone: dependence of organic matrix material properties on bone mineral content.},
  author={Shiva P. Kotha and Nejat Guzelsu},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={36-45}
}
A porous composite model is developed to analyze the tensile mechanical properties of cortical bone. The effects of microporosity (volksman's canals, osteocyte lacunae) on the mechanical properties of bone tissue are taken into account. A simple shear lag theory, wherein tensile loads are transferred between overlapped mineral platelets by shearing of the organic matrix, is used to model the reinforcement provided by mineral platelets. It is assumed that the organic matrix is elastic in tension… CONTINUE READING