Long-Term Torsional Creep in Compact Bone

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R. Lakes

Biomedical Engineering Program, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

S. Saha

Department of Orthopaedics, Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, La. 71130

J Biomech Eng 102(2), 178-180 (May 01, 1980) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138219 History: Received September 01, 1979; Revised January 03, 1980; Online June 15, 2009


Bovine bone specimens loaded in torsion for periods of time exceeding one month exhibit pronounced time-dependent effects. The final strain exceeded the initial strain by a factor of more than four in some cases. Creep failure was observed in two cases. The effects are not attributable to prolonged immersion in Ringer’s solution.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Topics: Creep , Bone , Failure , Torsion
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