Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics, 1st Edition by Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Thomas C. Gasser (auth.), Stephen C.

By Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Thomas C. Gasser (auth.), Stephen C. Cowin, Jay D. Humphrey (eds.)

This unique quantity of the magazine of Elasticity represents the 1st in a brand new p- gram devoted to the occasional book of collections of invited, reviewed papers of topical curiosity. the aim of this software is to focus on the dev- opments and functions within the mechanics of fabrics inside particular parts which can increase development and supply perception for the development of the sector in addition to advertise basic figuring out and uncomplicated discovery. smooth Tissue Mechanics is a space of biomechanics that attracts seriously upon f- damental principles and fabric versions from nonlinear elasticity and viscoelasticity. an incredible aim of this study is to appreciate these mechanics houses of center, artery, collagen and skeletal muscle mass that may be used for the analysis of illnesses and the development of human lifestyles. This quantity illustrates how test, modeling and computation is at the moment hired during this rising box. may perhaps 2001 ROGER FOSDICK Editor-in-Chief magazine of Elasticity sixty one: ix–xii, 2000. ix Preface There are fundamental parts for the applying of elasticity within the biomechanics of tissues: difficult tissue mechanics (e.g., bone, enamel, horns, etc.) and delicate tissue - chanics (e.g., dermis, tendons, arteries, etc.). The distinguishing function among those tissue forms is the quantity of physiological “normal” deformation they adventure. whereas “hard” tissues purely event small deformations, tender tissues often adventure huge deformations. From a biomechanics point of view gentle tissues fall in the realm of finite elasticity.

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2 can predict this phenomenon (see Figure 7(c)). 2; see Figures 5(d), 7(d). Note the relatively strong influence of residual strains at high axial stretches compared with that shown in Figure 7(d). 1. The fully three-dimensional formulation of the convex potential (67)–(68) allows the characteristic anisotropic behavior of healthy arteries under combined bending, inflation, axial extension and torsion to be predicted. It is not, however, restricted to a particular geometry such as axisymmetry, and is ARTERIAL WALL MECHANICS 41 accessible to approximation techniques such as the finite element method.

S. Schultze-Jena, Uber die schraubenförmige Struktur der Arterienwand. Gegenbauers Morphol. Jahrbuch 83 (1939) 230–246. J. Schulze-Bauer, C. A. Holzapfel, Passive biaxial mechanical response of aged human iliac arteries. Submitted (2000). 48 GERHARD A. HOLZAPFEL ET AL. 54. H. L. M. Buntin, Mechanical properties of the aorta: A review. Critical Reviews in Biomed. Engr. 17 (1989) 323–358. R. V. A. L. Baldwin, Porohyperelastic finite element analysis of large arteries using ABAQUS. J. Biomech. Engr.

J. Physiol. 265 (1993) H52–H60. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. Journal of Elasticity 61: 49–81, 2000. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. D. B. A. edu Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 2 Received 20 April 2000; in revised form 13 February 2001 Abstract. Intracranial saccular aneurysms remain an enigma; it is not known why they form, why they enlarge, or why only some of them rupture. Nonetheless, there is general agreement that mechanics plays an essential role in each aspect of the natural history of these potentially deadly lesions.

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