Table 7.

Comparison of the mechanical results of the present work and that of Chen and colleagues

   E (GPa) BS (MPa) W (kJ m−2U (kJ m−2
Antler Wet This work 7.3 116 31.0 
  Chen et al., 2009  7.0 145 
 Dry This work 17.5 352 23.4 47.5 
  Chen et al., 2009  7.6 197 
Femur Wet This work 22.4 263 9.6 7.2 
  Chen et al., 2009  26.1 238 
   E (GPa) BS (MPa) W (kJ m−2U (kJ m−2
Antler Wet This work 7.3 116 31.0 
  Chen et al., 2009  7.0 145 
 Dry This work 17.5 352 23.4 47.5 
  Chen et al., 2009  7.6 197 
Femur Wet This work 22.4 263 9.6 7.2 
  Chen et al., 2009  26.1 238 

Unlike Chen and colleagues, we did not test in compression, or at right angles to the long axis of the antler. They did not assess the work to fracture in quasistatic loading, or impact energy absorption.

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