Failure Characteristics of Bone and Bone Tissue

  • A. H. Burstein
  • D. T. Reilly
  • V. H. Frankel


The failure characteristics of the structural elements of the human body have interested men for centuries. During the last several decades the question ‘how strong?’ has been asked and answered repeatedly. As in other areas of mechanics the answers to the questions have varied, depending both upon the technique that the observer has used and the astuteness of the observer.


Bone Tissue Tension Test Ultimate Stress Bovine Bone Failure Characteristic 
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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Burstein
  • D. T. Reilly
  • V. H. Frankel
    • 1
  1. 1.Case Western ReserveClevelandUSA

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