Does anyone know a good reference for the critical Von Mises
distortion energy for cortical bone? I find that the V.M
energy in used by many who make finite element models of bones;
however, I have not been able to find a critical value for
typical subjects. Specifically, I'm looking for information on
the tibia.


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Kelly B. Kennett
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Mechanical, Aerospace, & Nuclear Eng.
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