Effect of Fiber Orientation and Strain Rate on the Nonlinear Uniaxial Tensile Material Properties of Tendon

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Heather Anne Lynch, Wade Johannessen, Jeffrey P. Wu, Andrew Jawa, Dawn M. Elliott

McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

J Biomech Eng 125(5), 726-731 (Oct 09, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1614819 History: Received August 19, 2002; Revised June 03, 2003; Online October 09, 2003
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Representative transverse stress vs. Lagrangian strain plot
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Representative stress vs. Lagrangian strain plot with bilinear fit
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Representative Loading curves for (a) incremental stress-relaxation test; and (b) constant strain-rate tests
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(a) Orientation of test samples prepared from the sheep flexor tendon. The global coordinate system x1−x2 represents the fiber-aligned and transverse direction of the tendon, respectively; (b) representative sample placed into the custom made hooks and grips. In the local x-y coordinate system, y is the loading axis along the length of the sample, denoted by the arrow.



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