Evaluation of residual stress in rabbit skin and the relevant material constants

H. R. Chaudhry, B. Bukiet, T. Findley, A. B. Ritter

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Material constants are needed in order to evaluate stresses. The material constants for orthotropic rabbit skin when residual stresses are eliminated, have been evaluated by Tong and Fung. It is well documented that a circular skin sample taken from the human body becomes elliptical in shape. Thus, it is clear that there are residual stresses in human skin which need to be taken into consideration when evaluating the material constants. In this paper, we therefore evaluate the material constants for rabbit skin taking into account residual stresses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 21 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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