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Jonathan Caruana
05-05-2002, 07:06 AM
Dear all,

I am working on FE modelling of bone. I note that Yamada (1970) finds the
compressive modulus of cortical bone to be around one-third of its tensile
modulus. Is this data to be relied upon?

I haven't found any literature which directly disproves this non-linear
elastic behaviour. However, many authors seem to refer to only one
longitudinal Young's modulus. Is cortical bone really this non-linear?

Many thanks to anyone who can help me.

Jonathan Caruana.

St Catharine's College,
University of Cambridge

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