Impact and fracture analysis of fish scales from Arapaima gigas

F. G. Torres, M. Malásquez, O. P. Troncoso

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Fish scales from the Amazonian fish Arapaima gigas have been characterised to study their impact and fracture behaviour at three different environmental conditions. Scales were cut in two different directions to analyse the influence of the orientation of collagen layers. The energy absorbed during impact tests was measured for each sample and SEM images were taken after each test in order to analyse the failure mechanisms. The results showed that scales tested at cryogenic temperatures display fragile behaviour, while scales tested at room temperature did not fracture. Different failure mechanisms have been identified, analysed and compared with the failure modes that occur in bone. The impact energy obtained for fish scales was two to three times higher than the values reported for bone in the literature.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo5304
Páginas (desde-hasta)153-157
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónMaterials Science and Engineering C
EstadoPublicada - jun. 2015


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