Accession Number : ADD011509

Title :   Osteoclast for Whole Bone Testing.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Smith,H W ; Kulp,C R , Jr

Report Date : 20 Nov 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A novel test device particularly adaptable for simultaneously applying bending and torsion loads to whole bone specimens is provided, which comprises a substantially rigid support frame, first and second supports pivotally mounted to the frame for supporting the specimen therebetween, transverse loading (bending) means supported by the frame intermediate the supports for applying loads to the specimen at predetermined locations therealong, a torsion loading means supported on the frame for applying torque to said specimen by rotation of the second support, and force sensing means for measuring the bending and torsion loads and providing an output signal proportional thereto.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bones, *Test equipment, *Test methods, Loads(Forces), Supports, Frames, Mounts, Rigidity, Torsion, Output, Signals

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE