Anisotropic constitutive equations and experimental tensile behavior of brain tissue.

@article{Velardi2006AnisotropicCE,
  title={Anisotropic constitutive equations and experimental tensile behavior of brain tissue.},
  author={Francesco Velardi and Fernando Fraternali and Maurizio Angelillo},
  journal={Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={53-61}
}
The present study deals with the experimental analysis and mechanical modeling of tensile behavior of brain soft tissue. A transversely isotropic hyperelastic model recently proposed by Meaney (2003) is adopted and mathematically studied under uniaxial loading conditions. Material parameter estimates are obtained through tensile tests on porcine brain materials accounting for regional and directional differences. Attention is focused on the short-term response. An extrapolation of tensile test… CONTINUE READING

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