Biomechanics pp 383-415 | Cite as

Bone and Cartilage

  • Y. C. Fung

Abstract

Bone is hard and has a stress-strain relationship similar to many engineering materials. Hence stress analysis in bone can be made in a way similar to the usual engineering structural analysis. Figure 12.1:1 shows the stress-strain relationship of a human femur subjected to uniaxial tension. It is seen that dry bone is brittle and fails at a strain of 0.4%; but wet bone is less so, and fails at a strain of 1.2%.

Keywords

Articular Cartilage Relaxation Test Synovial Joint Human Femur Endosteal Bone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. C. Fung
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  1. 1.University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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