Title: Microcracks and mechanical behaviour of corio-epidermal junction of equine hoof
Authors: Kochová, Petra
Tonar, Zbyněk
Witter, Kirsti
Mezerová, Jana
Citation: Key Engineering Materials. 2011, vol. 465, p. 342-345 [citation of original article].
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Document type: postprint
URI: http://www.scientific.net/KEM.465.342
ISSN: 1662-9795
Keywords: mechanické měření;měření tuhosti
Keywords in different language: mechanical measurement;stiffness evaluation
Abstract: The corio-epidermal junction (CEJ) of equine hoof is highly vascularized, tough, but flexible suspensory apparatus between the wall of the hoof and the third distal phalanx. The connection created by leaf-like lamellae has a key role in the solidity and health of the hoof. In this study we focus on mechanical behaviour of CEJ under tensile loading and on the origin and spatial spreading of cracks of CEJ produced by stress exceeding the ultimate strength of the junction. The results show visible relation between mechanical results and structural parameters: the probability of rupture origin is higher in the case of small values of Young’s moduli of elasticity in region with small deformations and small values of 2D length density in dermal region.
Rights: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Key Engineering Materials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Theoretical Biology, [2011, vol. 465, p. 342-345].
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