Modeling creep and fatigue properties of Bone at nanoscale level

Fang Yuan*, Anjali Singhal, Alix C. Deymier-Black, David C Dunand, N. James, Margie M. Krebs, L Catherine Brinson, Jerome B. Cohen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Bones are important natural materials which compose the skeleton of the animals. The basic and fundamental function of bone is mechanical - to provide a frame to keep the body supported and moved, to protect internal organs, while they also serve with other important biological functions, such as blood production, mineral storage, etc. Such multifunctionality makes bone with a very complex hierarchical structure, while the millions of years' evolution makes bone have outstanding characteristics, in mechanical aspect of view, bone has a high strength and high toughness while keeping lightweight. These natural exceptional mechanical properties of bone are much better than that of the conventional artificial materials are inspiring the materials engineering community to design the novel biomimetic materials. However, on the other hand, as a natural material which lies in the body of organism, numbers of diseases infects bones and severely weakens their instinct properties, therefore, to cure the patients and recover basic functions of bone, many researches are needed to find the biological substitute of bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety for Experimental Mechanics - SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010
Pages2385-2387
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Nov 9 2010
EventSEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 10 2010

Publication series

NameSociety for Experimental Mechanics - SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010
Volume3

Other

OtherSEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2010
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN
Period6/7/106/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials

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