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A truncated conical beam model is developed to study the vibration behaviour of a rat whisker. Translational and rotational springs are introduced to better represent the constraint conditions at the base of the whiskers in a living rat. Dimensional analysis shows that the natural frequency of a truncated conical beam with generic spring constraints at its(More)
In this paper, a phenomenological constitutive model is constructed to describe the uniaxial ratchetting (i.e., the cyclic accumulation of inelastic deformation) of soft biological tissues in the framework of finite viscoelastic-plasticity. The model is derived from a polyconvex elastic free energy function and addresses the anisotropy of cyclic deformation(More)
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