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.
|Title of host publication||Inelastic Behavior of Materials and Structures Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading |
|Subtitle of host publication||Advanced Structured Materials|
|Editors||Holm Altenbach, Michael Brünig|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Feb 2015|
|Name||Inelastic Behavior of Materials and Structures Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading|