Accession Number:

AD0662594

Title:

ON THE FORMULATION OF CONSTITUTIVE EQUATIONS FOR LIVING SOFT TISSUES,

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Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF THE AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES

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Report Date:

1967-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Soft living tissues deform freely under negligible stresses until a certain strain level is reached at which their stiffness increases sharply. Constitutive equations are developed that describe this kind of mechanical behavior and include Hookes law as a limiting case. It is shown that, similar to Hookes law, these constitutive equations assure uniqueness of solution for a broad class of boundary value problems. Possible extensions of the theory are briefly indicated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE