The Response of Blood to Transient Tensile Loading

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V. H. Kenner

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. 91125

D. C. Wieczorek

Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Mich.

J Biomech Eng 102(2), 151-154 (May 01, 1980) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138212 History: Received August 21, 1978; Revised December 20, 1979; Online June 15, 2009


Fresh whole blood has been subjected to transient rarefactions of approximately 50 μs duration. In this loading regime blood is found to be capable of supporting propagating rarefactions of up to 3.71 MN/m2 . The character of the propagation and failure is similar to that exhibited by water.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Topics: Blood , Failure , Water
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