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Compressive Properties of Commercially Available PVC Foams Intended for Use as Mechanical Models for Human Cancellous Bone
Acta Polytechnica Hungarica
Compressive properties of three commercially available rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) foams intended for use as possible model material for human cancellous bone were investigated. Quasi-static compression tests were performed on PVC foam blocks of different densities (0.10, 0.13 and 0.20 g/cm 3 ) with a crosshead speed of 0.15 mm/sec to determine the compressive Young's modulus, the yield strength and the energy absorbed until yield. The results were compared with data obtained on humandoi:10.12700/aph.12.2.2015.2.6 fatcat:mlvcvl3gyvbu3pwgxa55nnmye4