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Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and inuence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics

  title={Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and inuence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics},
  author={Damien L Subit and Eduardo del Pozo de Dios and Juan Valazquez-Ameijide and Carlos Arregui-Dalmases and Jeff Crandall},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
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