The response of compact bone in tension at various strain rates
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The paper examines the behavior of anisotropic compact bone in tension at a range of strain rates. Specimens of fresh bovine bone were loaded at strain rates between. 001 and 200 sec−1. This bone was shown to exhibit considerable plasticity throughout the range, except when tested in a direction normal to the long axis. The modulus of elasticity, breaking stress and breaking strain were found to vary with strain rate. There is a maximum energy absorbtion capability at a strain rate of .1 sec−1.
KeywordsMaximum Energy Compact Bone Bovine Bone Breaking Strain Considerable Plasticity
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