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a

b

Fig. 3.3
Stresses at
r ΒΌ
0 in the Williams solution are unbounded for large tendon insertion angle.

(
a
) The exponent on the leading term becomes less than one and the leading term becomes singular

for sufficiently high tendon insertion angle. (
b
) The threshold value of tendon insertion angle is a

function of Poisson's ratio

3.3.2 Peeling Models

The next model considered involves peeling of a tendon away from a rigid bone as

in Fig.
3.4
. The tendon is very thin (thickness
t
much smaller than the width
w
of the

tendon into the page) and is pulled away from the bone with a force
f
at an angle

.

For the case of a tendon that has no bending resistance and that does not stretch

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