By Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Thomas C. Gasser (auth.), Stephen C. Cowin, Jay D. Humphrey (eds.)
This targeted quantity of the magazine of Elasticity represents the 1st in a brand new p- gram devoted to the occasional ebook of collections of invited, reviewed papers of topical curiosity. the aim of this software is to focus on the dev- opments and purposes within the mechanics of fabrics inside of particular parts which could increase development and supply perception for the development of the sphere in addition to advertise basic figuring out and simple discovery. smooth Tissue Mechanics is a space of biomechanics that attracts seriously upon f- damental principles and fabric types from nonlinear elasticity and viscoelasticity. an important target of this study is to appreciate these mechanics homes of center, artery, collagen and skeletal muscular tissues that may be used for the analysis of illnesses and the advance of human lifestyles. This quantity illustrates how test, modeling and computation is presently hired during this rising box. may perhaps 2001 ROGER FOSDICK Editor-in-Chief magazine of Elasticity sixty one: ix–xii, 2000. ix Preface There are basic components for the appliance of elasticity within the biomechanics of tissues: difficult tissue mechanics (e.g., bone, tooth, horns, etc.) and delicate tissue - chanics (e.g., dermis, tendons, arteries, etc.). The distinguishing function among those tissue kinds is the volume of physiological “normal” deformation they adventure. whereas “hard” tissues merely event small deformations, tender tissues as a rule adventure huge deformations. From a biomechanics standpoint tender tissues fall in the realm of finite elasticity.
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60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. Journal of Elasticity 61: 49–81, 2000. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. D. B. A. edu Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 2 Received 20 April 2000; in revised form 13 February 2001 Abstract. Intracranial saccular aneurysms remain an enigma; it is not known why they form, why they enlarge, or why only some of them rupture. Nonetheless, there is general agreement that mechanics plays an essential role in each aspect of the natural history of these potentially deadly lesions.