Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

37, 3, pp. 707-728, Warsaw 1999

A contribution to evaluation of effective moduli of trabecular bone with rod-like microstructure

Stanisław Tokarzewski, Józef Joachim Telega, Andrzej Gałka
The homogenization theory has been applied to evaluation of effective moduli of a network of interconnected elastic rods modelling human cancellous bone. Numerical computations of the Young modulus, Poisson ratio and shear modulus have been carried out. The obtained results compare fevourably with available experimental data.
Keywords: trabecular bone; effective elastic moduli; homogenization