Andras Z. Szeri

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The paper describes a procedure for estimating the material parameters of biological soft tissue by fitting model prediction to experimental load-deformation data. This procedure minimizes the error between data and theoretical model prediction through systematically adjusting the parameters in the latter. The procedure uses commercially available software(More)
A three-dimensional numerical modeling of airflow in the human pharynx using an anatomically accurate model was conducted. The pharynx walls were assumed to be passive and rigid. The results showed that the pressure drop in the pharynx lies in the range 200-500 Pa. The onset of turbulence was found to increase the pressure drop by 40 percent. A wide range(More)
Due to the avascular nature of articular cartilage, solute transport through its extracellular matrix is critical for the maintenance and the functioning of the tissue. What is more, diffusion of macromolecules may be affected by the microstructure of the extracellular matrix in both undeformed and deformed cartilage and experiments demonstrate diffusion(More)
We report here on a non-linear poroelastic model for the mechanical response of collagenous soft tissues such as articular cartilage. The tissue consists of a porous, fibril-reinforced, hyperelastic solid, saturated with an incompressible fluid, and Darcy's law governs solid-fluid interaction. The solid matrix is characterized by the isotropic hyperfoam(More)
We present a three-dimensional framework for the transport of neutral solute through soft biological tissue, such as the articular cartilage, under different mechanical loading conditions. The tissue is modelled as a mixture of three phases, a hyperelastic, anisotropic solid matrix, an incompressible inviscid fluid and a solute. The formulation accounts for(More)
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