View Full Version : Re: Thermal coefficient of cortical bone

12-07-1999, 04:01 AM
>I am having difficulties obtaining a value for the thermal coefficient of
>expansion for cortical bone. My only reference is "the thermal properties of
>human cortical bone" Ranu et al 1987, Engineering in Medicine. I have to
>wait 8 weeks for this reference as it is not available in Australia.
>Unfortunately I need this value much sooner.
>Any help appreciated
>Dan Barker

Hello Dan,

In a book by Francis Duck (1990), the themal coefficient of expansion of
human cortical bone (taken from Ranu 1987 -- I'm sure it's the same paper)
is listed as 0.27 +/- 0.05 (10E-4/C) between 25-75 C.


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