Haversian canal structures can be associated with size effects in cortical bone

Jamie Campbell Frame, Marcus Wheel, Philip Riches

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Abstract

Prediction of periprosthetic failure may be improved by an improved model of bone elasticity which includes microstructural information. Micropolar theory facilitates such information to be included in a continuum model. We assessed the extent of bone’s micropolar behaviour in bending both numerically and experimentally. The numerical model was consistent with micropolar behaviour, and experimental results exhibited size effects that may have been confounded by surface roughness effects, as predicted numerically.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2012
EventEuromech 534 Colloquium: Advanced experimental approaches and inverse problems in tissue biomechanics - St Etienne, France
Duration: 29 May 201231 May 2012

Conference

ConferenceEuromech 534 Colloquium: Advanced experimental approaches and inverse problems in tissue biomechanics
CountryFrance
CitySt Etienne
Period29/05/1231/05/12

Keywords

  • haversian canal structures
  • size effects
  • cortical bone
  • periprosthetic failure
  • prediction
  • bone elasticity
  • micropolar behaviour
  • surface roughness effects

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