Approximate Formulas for Myocardial Fiber Stresses

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R. Skalak

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Bioengineering Institute, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027

J Biomech Eng 104(2), 162-163 (May 01, 1982) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138332 History: Received January 26, 1982; Online June 15, 2009


Approximate formulas are developed for the stress in the muscle fibers of the myocardium of the left ventircle based on a fiber-fluid model of the tissue. It is shown that the fiber stress can be approximated using a formula similar to the thin cylinder approximation using a mean fiber curvature for the radius.

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