Bone has a Young's modulus of about 1.8 x 100 Pa. Under compression, it can
withstand a stress of about 1.58 x 10° Pa be-
fore breaking.
Assume that a femur (thigh bone) is 0.54 m
long, and calculate the amount of compression
this bone can withstand before breaking.
Answer in units of mm.


Answer 1

Answer: 4.74 mm


We can solve this problem with the following equation:



is the Young modulus for femur

is the stress (force applied per unit of transversal area ) on the femur


the compression the femur can withstand before breaking

is the length of the femur without compression

Writing the data in equation (1):



Isolating :


(5) This is the compression in meters

Converting this result to millimeters:

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