The behaviour of microcracks in compact bone.

  title={The behaviour of microcracks in compact bone.},
  author={Fergal J O'Brien and David Hardiman and Jan Geert Hazenberg and Matthew V Mercy and Sahar Mohsin and David Taylor and Thomas C. Lee},
  journal={European journal of morphology},
  volume={42 1-2},
This paper summarises four separate studies carried out by our group over the past number of years in the area of bone microdamage. The first study investigated the manner by which microcracks accumulate and interact with bone microstructure during fatigue testing of compact bone specimens. In a series of fatigue tests carried out at four different stress ranges between 50 and 80 MPA, crack density increased with loading cycles at a rate determined by the applied stress. Variations in the… CONTINUE READING
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