Modeling of trabecular bone as a couple stress continuum

Andrew Yoo, Iwona Jasiuk

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We model trabecular bone as an idealized periodic structure made of open cubic cells and represent it as a linear elastic couple stress continuum. We find couple stress moduli for such material using displacement and traction boundary conditions. Several different loadings are applied to obtain these couple stress constants: uniaxial extension (or tension), hydrostatic deformation (or pressure), applied curvature (or bending moment), and twist (or torsion).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-42
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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