Experimentally tractable, pseudo-elastic constitutive law for biomembranes: II. Application

John C. Criscione, Michael S. Sacks, William C. Hunter

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This is the second paper of a 2 part series. In the first, a theoretical framework is developed that provides 3 enhancements for the constitutive theory of biomembranes. 1) Covariance amongst response terms is minimized, 2) the pseudo-strain-energy potential is redefined so as to be measurable, and 3) the stress response is decomposed into 2 parts - a hyperelastic part plus a hypoelastic-stress-residual. This paper illustrates the experimental advantages of this novel constitutive theory via analysis of biaxial test data obtained from chemically treated bovine pericardium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology (medical)


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