Quasi-static and dynamic behaviour of the bone structures with fine geometric and materials modelling aspects
LAMIH UMR 8201 - CNRS, University of Valenciennes, 59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9, France
The principle aim of this study is to highlight the influence of velocity on mechanical responses of cortical bones. Quasi-static tests are performed on cubic samples from bovine femurs in order to highlight the anisotropic effect of cortical structure. Thanks to the Hopkinson bars technique, a set of curves will be obtained and analysed to define precisely mechanical behaviour of porosity and loading directions. Therefore, this technique combined with a precise geometrical measurement based on μCT technique is expected to provide a more accurate representation of the mechanical behaviour of biological tissues. This protocol will be applied on human tissues after validation of geometrical and material correlation in order to increase the biofidelity of human body models.
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