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On Nonlinear Viscoelastic Properties of Arterial Tissue

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S. G. Wu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. 14260

G. C. Lee

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. 14260

J Biomech Eng 106(1), 42-47 (Feb 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138455 History: Received May 17, 1982; Revised August 15, 1983; Online June 15, 2009

Abstract

Nonlinear viscoelasticity is important in a variety of studies in biomechanics. One of the subject areas is the necessity to characterize the dynamic properties of blood vessels. This study concerns a theoretical formulation to examine the higher order nonlinear viscoelastic relaxation functions for arterial tissue based on the assumption of transversely isotropic material properties. Simple numerical results for the first-order theory are compared with those available in the literature.

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