The influence of specimen length on the tensile failure properties of tendon collagen.

@article{Haut1986TheIO,
  title={The influence of specimen length on the tensile failure properties of tendon collagen.},
  author={Roger C. Haut},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1986},
  volume={19 11},
  pages={951-5}
}
Connective tissues such as ligament, tendon and skin are composites of strength-bearing collagen fibers embedded in a hydrated matrix. The tensile response and failure properties of rat-tail tendon are thought to represent those of the collagen fiber itself. In this study, the tensile failure properties of rat-tail tendon (tendon collagen) were determined for specimens of various test length. The experimental results indicated that failure strain, based on the test grip-to-grip dimension, and… CONTINUE READING

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