Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 765–770 | Cite as

Variation of certain mechanical properties of human compact bone tissue with age

  • Yu. Zh. Saulgozis
  • I. V. Knets
  • Kh. A. Yanson
  • G. O. Pfafrod


The nature of the variation of the moduli of elasticity, shear moduli, and flexural and torsional decrements of human compact bone tissue during biological aging has been investigated. It has been found that the moduli of elasticity and shear moduli increase sharply up to age 20–25 and then progressively fall; the distribution of the modulus of elasticity over the individual zones of the cross section of the tibia changes significantly with age. By investigating the changes in the logarithmic decrements by nondestructive methods it is possible to estimate the changes in the mechanical and structural properties of the bone.


Mechanical Property Structural Property Bone Tissue Biological Aging Shear Modulo 
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  • Yu. Zh. Saulgozis
  • I. V. Knets
  • Kh. A. Yanson
  • G. O. Pfafrod

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