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dc.contributor.authorBellomo, Facundo
dc.contributor.authorOller Martínez, Sergio Horacio
dc.contributor.authorNallim, Liz
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Resistència de Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria
dc.identifier.citationBellomo, F.; Oller, S.; Nallim, L. An inverse approach for the mechanical characterisation of vascular tissues via a generalised rule of mixtures. "Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering", Desembre 2012, vol. 15, núm. 12, p. 1257-1262.
dc.description.abstractMechanical factors such as stresses and strains play a major role in the growth and remodelling of soft biological tissues. The main constituents of tissue undergo different processes reacting to mechanical stimulus. Thereby, the characterisation of growth and remodelling requires an accurate estimation of the stresses and strains of their main components. Many soft tissues can be considered as composite materials and can be analysed using an appropriate rule of mixtures. Particularly, arterial tissue can be modelled as an isotropic soft matrix reinforced with preferentially oriented collagen fibres. An inverse approach to obtain the mechanical characterisation of each main component is proposed in this work. The procedure is based on a rule of mixtures raised in a finite deformation framework and generalised to include kinematics and compatibility equations for serial–parallel behaviour. This methodology allows obtaining the stress–strain relationship of the components fitting experimental data.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.publisherGordon and Breach Science Publishers
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ciències de la salut
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Anàlisi numèrica::Mètodes numèrics
dc.subject.lcshTissues--Mechanical properties--Mathematical models
dc.subject.othervascular tissue mechanics
dc.subject.otherinverse method
dc.subject.otherrule of mixtures
dc.titleAn inverse approach for the mechanical characterisation of vascular tissues via a generalised rule of mixtures
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. (MC)2 - Grup de Mecànica Computacional en Medis Continus
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorBellomo, F.; Oller, S.; Nallim, L.
local.citation.publicationNameComputer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering

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