Analysis of toughening mechanisms in the Strombus gigas shell

A finite element analysis of the fracture mechanisms in the Strombus gigas conch shell is presented in this work. The S. gigas shell has a complex microarchitecture that consists of three main macroscopic layers of calcium carbonate: the inner, middle, and outer layers. Each layer is composed of lam...

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Journal Title: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials Vol. 48; pp. 200 - 209
Authors: Sridhar Santhanam, Ani Ural, Scott DiPette
Format: Article
Language: English
Published: Aug 2015
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