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A new constitutive framework for arterial wall mechanics and a comparative study of material models. (English) Zbl 1023.74033
From the text: We develop a new constitutive law for the description of mechanical response of arterial tissue. The artery is modeled as a thick-walled nonlinearly elastic circular cylindrical tube consisting of two layers corresponding to the media and adventitia. The resulting constitutive law is orthotropic in each layer. The aim is to provide a systematic study of mechanical properties of arteries.

MSC:
74L15 Biomechanical solid mechanics
74B20 Nonlinear elasticity
92C10 Biomechanics
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