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Determining the unknown material parameters of intact ventricular myocardium can be challenging due to highly nonlinear material behavior. Previous studies combining a gradient-search optimization procedure with finite element analysis (FEA) were limited to two-dimensional (2D) models or simplified three-dimensional (3D) geometries. Here we present a novel(More)
The paper describes some of the initial results of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the research is to apply a combination of theoretical optimum solution methods, and finite-element analysis driven iterations, to the design of minimum-weight product structures. The analytical methods, used to determine(More)
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