Compressive and Shear Properties of Commercially Available Polyurethane Foams

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Mark S. Thompson, Ian D. McCarthy, Lars Lidgren

Department of Orthopaedics, Lund University Hospital, Lund 22185, Sweden

Leif Ryd

Department of Orthopaedics, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping 58185, Sweden

J Biomech Eng 125(5), 732-734 (Oct 09, 2003) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1614820 History: Received October 01, 2002; Revised March 31, 2003; Online October 09, 2003
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Typical stress strain curves for all foam grades.
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Typical torque rotation curves for all foam grades.
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Normalized shear properties plotted against normalized density, logarithmic scale. “G/Es” is normalized shear modulus, “tau/sigma” is normalized maximum shear stress. Least-square linear trend lines also plotted.




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