PDA

View Full Version : Re: Thermal coefficient of cortical bone



taida42
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.

HTH,


Toru Aida
Bioscience Division
Mail Stop J 586 (505) 667-0654 (phone)
P.O. Box 1663 (505) 667-0851 (fax)
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545 ### Standard disclaimers apply ###

---------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe send SIGNOFF BIOMCH-L to LISTSERV@nic.surfnet.nl
For information and archives: http://isb.ri.ccf.org/biomch-l
---------------------------------------------------------------