In silico size effects in cancellous bone

Carl Muscat, Philip Riches, Marcus Wheel

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Continuum theories are commonly used in the mechanical characterisation and modelling of cancellous bone. However, at the microstructural level, cancellous bone exhibits several important length scales which must be included for cancellous bone to be modelled realistically. Classical elasticity does not take into consideration these length scales; thus, the need for suitable continuum theories which enable consideration of these length scales is essential to understand the mechanical macro-properties of cancellous bone [1,2]. This study tests the hypothesis that cancellous bone will exhibit size effects when loaded in silico, equivalent to regular lattice models. Such data is essential in developing an appropriate continuum model for cancellous bone.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2018
Event8th World Congress of Biomechanics - Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 Jul 201812 Jul 2018


Conference8th World Congress of Biomechanics
Abbreviated titleWCB
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  • cancellous bone
  • biomedical engineering
  • biomechanics
  • trabecular bone


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