Fracture of Cortical Bone Tissue

Simin Li, Adel Abdel-wahab, Emrah Demirci, Vadim V. Silberschmidt

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In this chapter, mechanical behaviours of a unique type of composite material—cortical bone tissue—are considered for different length scales. Both experimental and computational approaches are discussed in this study to evaluate the effects of mechanical anisotropy and structural heterogeneity on the fracture process of cortical bone. First, variability and anisotropic mechanical behaviour of cortical bone tissue are characterised and analysed experimentally for different loading conditions and orientations. Then, results from the experimental studies are used to develop finite-element models across different length-scales to elucidate mechanical and structural mechanisms underpinning the anisotropic and non-linear fracture processes of cortical bone.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInelastic Behavior of Materials and Structures Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Structured Materials
EditorsHolm Altenbach, Michael Brünig
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783319146607
ISBN (Print)9783319146591
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInelastic Behavior of Materials and Structures Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading
ISSN (Print)1869-8433
ISSN (Electronic)1869-8441


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