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This is known as Hooke’s law and simply expresses the fact that most solids behave in an elastic manner (like a spring) if the loads are not too great. per meter squared (N/m2 ). The N/m2 unit is also known as the pascal (Pa). The measurement of strain is achieved, in the simplest case, by applying reference marks to the specimen and measuring the distance between with calipers. This is the original length, lo . A load is then applied, and the distance between marks is measured again to determine the ﬁnal length, lf .
Nodes may also be placed in the interior of an element. In one dimension, the elements are line segments; in two dimensions, they are usually triangles or quadrilaterals (Fig. tex] B dral elements; (B) hexahedral elements. , 1996, p. 125. ) for example (Fig. 2). Elements may be quite general with the possibility of non-planar faces and curvilinear sides or edges (Desai, 1979; Zienkiewicz and Taylor, 1994). 75 0 B D 3 5 2 1 5 6 9 3 7 4 8 4 1 6 2 FIG. 3. Examples of two-dimensional elements and their corresponding local coordinate systems [embedded in (A) and (C)].
RATNER: Biomaterials Science Page: 31 32 1 PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Toughness The ability of a material to plastically deform under the inﬂuence of the complex stress ﬁeld that exists at the tip of a crack is a measure of its toughness. If plastic deformation does occur, it serves to blunt the crack and lower the locally enhanced stresses, thus hindering crack propagation. To design “failsafe” structures with brittle materials, it has become necessary to develop an entirely new system for evaluating service worthiness.