The Influence of Stress Frequency on the Fatigue Strength of Cortical Bone

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J. F. Lafferty, P. V. V. Raju

Wenner-Gren Research Laboratory, Biomedical Engineering Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. 40506

J Biomech Eng 101(2), 112-113 (May 01, 1979) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426231 History: Received October 02, 1978; Online October 21, 2010


The fatigue strength of bovine cortical bone is shown to increase with stress frequency. An analytical model provides an excellent correlation of the data and indicates that the effect of stress frequency is a result of strain rate increasing with frequency.

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