The mechanical consequences of mineralization in embryonic bone.

  title={The mechanical consequences of mineralization in embryonic bone.},
  author={Esther Tanck and Corrinus C. van Donkelaar and K J Leni Jepsen and Steven A. N. Goldstein and Harrie Weinans and Elisabeth H. Burger and Rik Huiskes},
  volume={35 1},
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of mineralization on the mechanical properties of embryonic bone rudiments. For this purpose, four-point bending experiments were performed on unmineralized and mineralized embryonic mouse ribs at 16 and 17 days of gestational age. Young's modulus was calculated using force-displacement data from the experiment in combination with finite element analysis (FEA). For the unmineralized specimens, a calculated average for the Young's modulus of 1… CONTINUE READING


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