Finite Deformation of Soft Tissue: Analysis of a Mixture Model in Uni-Axial Compression

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M. H. Holmes

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. 12180

J Biomech Eng 108(4), 372-381 (Nov 01, 1986) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138633 History: Received January 23, 1986; Revised August 14, 1986; Online June 12, 2009


The dynamic finite deformational behavior of a biphasic model for soft hydrated tissue is examined. In the case of uni-axial confined compression the displacement and stress fields are derived for steady-state permeation, creep, and stress-relaxation. It is shown how to use the results of this analysis to obtain the constitutive relations, as well as the associated material parameters, from the corresponding experiments. It is also shown that the solutions from the theory go much farther, giving a detailed account of the deformation and iteraction of the fluid and solid phases in the tissue.

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