View Full Version : Using Wood as a Bone Substitute

David S. Backman
10-13-1998, 11:28 PM
Dear Biomechers

I am doing a project in which I would like to use a wood model to simulate
the femoral shaft of a canine bone. Is their a specific type of wood that
most closely resembles wood in terms of its modulus, yield strength,
orthotropy etc.

As usual all help is greatly appreciated and I will post a summary of the



David Backman, Mechanical Engineer
Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory
CHEO - Research Institute
Ottawa, ON Canada
e-mail: dbackman@med.uottawa.ca

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