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Force-deformation properties of human ribs.

Authors
Schultz-AB; Benson-DR; Hirsch-C
Source
J Biomech 1974 May; 7(3):303-309
NIOSHTIC No.
00043561
Abstract
Experiments were conducted to measure geometrical and force- deformation properties of individual human ribs. These data are needed to enable studies to be made of the mechanical role of the rib cage in different situations. Right ribs 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 were obtained at autopsy from each of 5 male cadavers. The head of each rib was fixed, and the antero-medial free end dead-wt loaded in three increments, in six directions. When subject to 0.75 kp loads, deflections of the order of 3 cm in the upper ribs and 6 cm in the lower ribs often occurred in the direction of the load. Deflections occurred in directions other than that of load application as well, and significant nonlinearities in load-deflection response were found.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Physiology; Osteology; Bones; Biomechanics
Contact
Materials Engineering University of Illinois Dept of Materials Engr, Bx4348 Chicago, Ill 60680
CODEN
JBMCB5
Publication Date
19740501
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
663463.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00514
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0021-9290
Source Name
Journal of Biomechanics
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois
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