Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 957–965 | Cite as

Lateral strain coefficients of human compact bone tissue

  • Yu. Zh. Saulgozis
  • I. V. Knets
  • Kh. A. Yanson


The values of all the lateral strain coefficients of the compact bone tissue of the human tibia have been experimentally determined. The variation of these coefficients in six zones of the cross section have been studied at various stress levels, including the ultimate strengths in the corresponding directions. It has been established that the bone tissue possesses orthotropy of the elastic properties. The change in the volume of the bone tissue during deformation has been studied. The bulk moduli for both uniaxial and hydrostatic loading have been determined. A bulk deformation parameter characterizing the strain energy expended in producing a volume change of 100% is introduced. The coefficients of the rank correlation between the lateral strain coefficients and bulk moduli, on the one hand, and the concentrations of a number of biochemical substances found in bone tissue, on the other, are analyzed.


Stress Level Volume Change Rank Correlation Bone Tissue Elastic Property 
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  • Yu. Zh. Saulgozis
  • I. V. Knets
  • Kh. A. Yanson

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