Turkey bone test data

Nine files are available in both text and Excel format for your use in the exercises. To download them:

  • on PCs, right click the link and "Save target as..." and then specify a location on your computer
  • on Macs, click and hold on the link, then choose "Download link to disk" and then specify a location on your computer

Another way is to just click a link which will display the data file onscreen. From the File menubar you can then do "Save as..."

NOTE: In the Excel files, the data is pre-plotted and a line is fit through the linear range. A Matlab program is available to help you plot and analyze the data. To use the "MatlabGrapher" program, download and save it on your computer. Download and save the data files you wish to analyze (.txt format, NOT .xls format). Be sure to put the program and the data in the same directory.

Description and nominal dimensions
Data file
Excel Files
Photos of broken sample
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Bone type: Wet

GL=118.72 mm

Bone type: Wet

GL=128.65 mm

Bone type: Wet

GL=116.38 mm


Bone type: Dry

GL=121.87 mm

Turkeybone_Dry_1.txt Turkeybone_Dry_1.xls

Bone type: Dry

GL=124.23 mm

Turkeybone_Dry_2.txt Turkeybone_Dry_2.xls

Bone type: Dry

GL=124.77 mm

Turkeybone_Dry_3.txt Turkeybone_Dry_3.xls

File Naming Convention: Material_Repeat.txt

Note: GL=Gage length, OD=Outer diameter, ID=Inner Diameter.



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