The bending properties of single osteons.

@article{Ascenzi1990TheBP,
  title={The bending properties of single osteons.},
  author={Antonio Ascenzi and Paolo Baschieri and Alessandro Benvenuti},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1990},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={763-71}
}
The bending properties of two fully calcified osteon types (longitudinal and alternate) have been investigated in 62 cylindrical samples by applying the technique of three-point bending loading. The bending of each sample was recorded using a microwave micrometer based on the cavity and pulse technique. It has been shown that alternate osteons are better able to withstand bending stress than longitudinal ones. This result offers a definitive explanation for the high concentration of transverse… CONTINUE READING

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