The structural arrangement of collagen fibers in the plane of the dermis layer plays a critical role in accurately predicting the mechanical behavior of skin tissues. This paper combines a histological analysis with statistical modeling to characterize and model the in-plane collagen fiber distribution in the porcine dermis. The histology data reveals that the fiber distribution in the plane of the porcine dermis is non-symmetric. The histology data forms the basis of our model, which employs a combination of two π-periodic von-Mises distribution density functions to create a non-symmetric distribution.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering
- Non-symmetric distribution
- Porcine dermis