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Abstract: A fixture
was designed and manufactured that allowed for the measurement of energy absorbed during
single tooth cutting of bovine bone. This fixture was utilized to evaluate the
significance of the elastic compression of bone during cutting at depths of cut
representative of sagittal or reciprocating bone sawing, used in orthopedic surgery.
Experiments were completed recording position ... read moreand forces during the cutting event in
order to evaluate this elastic effect. By comparing the work of the force in the cutting
direction, and the energy lost during the cutting event, calculated from kinetic energy,
it was shown that elastic compression has no significant impact on the energy required
to cut bone.
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University,
Submitted to the Dept. of Mechanical
Committee: Anil Saigal, and Eric
Keywords: Mechanical engineering, and
Biomedical engineering.read less