Micromechanical modelling of soft tissues using the finite element method

N.G. Shrive, A.N. Wilson, A.F. Voet, van der, K. Simbeya, C.B. Frank, N.S. Schachar

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A mixed numerical/experimental method is used to determine the elastic orthotropic 2D properties of skin. The method involves the modelling of skin's inhomogeneous properties over the domain of the specimen, corresponding to the Langer's lines of skin. The comparison between a measured displacement field on the skin surface and the outcome of a finite element model, leads to quantitative values of the material parameters. Primary results, based on linear orthotropic models, are satisfactory and stimulate further research
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in bioengineering 1993 : presented at the 1993 ASME winter annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 28 - December 3, 1993 / Ed. J.M. Tarbell
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-7918-1031-3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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