Volume 16, number 1

Study of Mechanical Energy Dissipation by Normal and Decalcified Animals Bones

Abdul Rauf1 and Syed Ismail Ahmad*2

1Department of Physics, College of Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2Department of General Science, Physics Division, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah- 21418, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.syedismailahmad@gmail.com

ABSTRACT: The energy dissipated properties of normal and decalcified femur, rib and scapula bones of animals ox and camel have been studied by uniform bending technique. A hysteresis curve has been observed between the elevation in bone and load applied. It is observed that the energy dissipated as calculated from the hysteresis loop for rib is more than that of femur and scapula of ox and camel. It has been observed that the dissipation of energy in normal bone is less than that of decalcified bone under the same condition of applied load. The highest  energy dissipation was observed in case of rib bone of camel compared to that of any other bone, rib of camel and scapula of ox dissipates maximum energy than femur bones. The study suggests that this technique is simple, elegant and inexpensive besides accurate in determining viscoelastic properties of bone.

KEYWORDS: Decalcification; Femur; Mechanical Energy Dissipation; Rib; Scapula; Uniform Bending

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