Influence of strain rate on the mechanical behaviour in tension of bovine cortical bone
1 University of Genova, Italy
2 DynaMat Lab, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, 6952 Canobbio, Switzerland
3 Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
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Published online: 7 September 2015
The mechanical behaviour of bones when subjected to tension loading in a wide range of strain-rates is fundamental to develop protection systems. The paper presents the preliminary tests on the tensile behaviour of bovine cortical bone at medium and high strain rates. Two special apparatus, both installed at the DynaMat Laboratory of the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, a Hydro-Pneumatic Machine and a Modified Hopkinson Bar respectively for medium and high strain-rate tests have been used. Flat shape specimens (having 10 mm of gauge length, 5 mm width and 3 mm thickness) have been obtained from 15 bovine femurs with the same age. The paper describes the preparation techniques of the samples and the experimental results obtained. The bovine cortical bone shown a quite important strain rate dependency.
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