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A constitutive model for muscle properties in a soft-bodied arthropod
In this paper, we examine the mechanical properties of muscles in a soft-bodied arthropod under both passive and stimulated conditions. In particular, we examine the ventral interior lateral muscleExpand
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Bioreactor System Using Noninvasive Imaging and Mechanical Stretch for Biomaterial Screening
A multifunctional and robust bioreactor design that addresses this need is presented. Expand
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The consolidation behavior of silk hydrogels.
Hydrogels have mechanical properties and structural features that are similar to load-bearing soft tissues including intervertebral disc and articular cartilage, and can be implanted for tissueExpand
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Muscle performance in a soft-bodied terrestrial crawler: constitutive modelling of strain-rate dependency
Experimental data on the passive mechanical properties of the ventral interior lateral muscle of the tobacco hornworm caterpillar, Manduca sexta, are reported. The stress–deformation response of theExpand
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Scaling of caterpillar body properties and its biomechanical implications for the use of a hydrostatic skeleton
SUMMARY Caterpillars can increase their body mass 10,000-fold in 2 weeks. It is therefore remarkable that most caterpillars appear to maintain the same locomotion kinematics throughout their entireExpand
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Evaluating patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysm wall stress based on flow-induced loading
In this paper, we develop a physiologic wall stress analysis procedure by incorporating experimentally measured, non-uniform pressure loading in a patient-based finite element simulation. First, theExpand
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Soft-cuticle biomechanics: a constitutive model of anisotropy for caterpillar integument.
The mechanical properties of soft tissues are important for the control of motion in many invertebrates. Pressurized cylindrical animals such as worms have circumferential reinforcement of the bodyExpand
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A model for the stretch-mediated enzymatic degradation of silk fibers.
To restore physiological function through regenerative medicine, biomaterials introduced into the body must degrade at a rate that matches new tissue formation. For effective therapies, it isExpand
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A Technique for Comparing Wall Pressure Distributions in Steady Flow Through Rigid Versus Flexible Patient-based Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Phantoms
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) represent permanent, localized dilations of the abdominal aorta. Here, we describe a procedure for noninvasively measuring the flow-induced wall pressureExpand
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Modeling of Rubberlike Materials
In this chapter we provide an overview of the basic equations governing the mechanical response of rubberlike materials capable of finite deformations. We use the term rubberlike materials to referExpand