View Full Version : Human rib: strain and thermal expansion

01-24-2002, 03:14 AM
Dear list-members,

I've been asked two questions that I cannot find answers to in the
literature, on-line databases, and Biomch-L archives. I would be grateful
if someone can provide me with answers or point me towards them.

For the normal, in-vivo, human rib, what is the:
1. functional/physiological surface strain (tension and compression, if
2. thermal coefficient of expansion (cortical bone, if known)

My present best guess for these is +/- 2000 microstrain, and +2e-4 /deg K.

Thanking you for your assistance

-- Santosh --

Santosh Zachariah
Dept. of Bioengineering

Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

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