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Andrew R Karduna
08-31-1993, 02:45 AM
I am conducting biomechanical testing on prosthetic devices and am
searching for a material which has mechanical properties which
approximate those of bone. Human joints are often hard to come by
and I don't want to waste them on simple benchtop experiments. Also,
it would be nice to work with a material which had consistant
properties from test to test. I have seen several studies which
have made use of foam. I would appreciate any suggestions for
working with foam or other possible surragate materials for this
application. Also, any comments on this approach would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.

Andrew Karduna
University of Pennsylvania
akarduna@eniac.seas.upenn.edu