Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mechanistic fracture criteria for the failure of human cortical bone
- Author(s): Nalla, Ravi K.
- Kinney, John H.
- Ritchie, Robert O.
- et al.
A mechanistic understanding of fracture in human bone is critical to predicting fracture risk associated with age and disease. Despite extensive work, a mechanistic framework for describing how the underlying microstructure affects the failure mode in bone is lacking.