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Marco Viceconti
06-27-1994, 09:08 AM
Dear Netters,
I've just finish to test the tensile properties of sheep ACL. The
elastic part of the force-elongation curve is sensibly non linear and any
tentative to calculate the Young module was driving to absurd results.
I am wondering if it would make sense to report the tangent module at the
foot and at the yield point or if it would be better try a non linear
modeling. My problem is to report someway the elastic behaviour in the
most standar way.
Personal opinions and/or references are welcome.

Thanks in advance

Marco Viceconti


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