Nanoindentation Analysis of Mechanical Property Statistics of Canine Bone Tissue

Eugene S. Statnik, Alexei I. Salimon, Yuliya V. Kan, Julijana Cvjetinovic, Alexander M. Korsunsky

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This paper presents the analysis of data obtained using nanoindentation mapping of a canine bone section using a Berkovich tip. The experiments were carried out to investigate the mechanical properties of bone as an example of a natural inhomogeneous composite material. In order to obtain insight into the mechanical contributions of collagen and hydroxyapatite (HAp), the principal natural constituents of the bone tissue, specimens of natural and deimmunized bones were studied. The analysis of the indentation data returns estimates of Young's modulus and hardness at different locations within the bone structure. The observed variation of mechanical properties is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2019, WCE 2019
EditorsS. I. Ao, Len Gelman, David WL Hukins, Andrew Hunter, A. M. Korsunsky
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404862
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958
ISSN (Electronic)2078-0966


Conference2019 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Canine bone
  • Collagen
  • Hardness
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Nanoindentation


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