volume 29, issue 7, P909-916 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00147-6
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Abstract: We propose that the elastic properties of osteonal bone can be modeled accurately as a simple fiber-reinforced composite, provided that accurate properties for the mineral and collagen phases of the ultrastructure are available. Off-axis stiffness coefficients were measured in anterior quadrant of canine femora at 10 degrees increments from longitudinal to transverse direction using an acoustic microscope. The resolution of these measurements was about 60 microns or less than the radius of one osteon. The bone…

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