The analysis of microscopic reality often requires the use of specific designed models that can help to analyse what cannot be directly measured. This is the case of micro-fracture of trabecular bone that can lead to traumatic situation like the one of Osteoporotic patients. An ongoing study allowed us to develop a model able to describe the intrinsic non-linearity of the trabecular structure starting from micro-CT images. During this project we want to apply the developed micro finite element model of trabecular bone to a significant number of trabecular specimens with the aim to study a typical non-linear failure event: buckling of slender structures.
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