Experimental method for determining the 2-dimensional mechanical properties of living human skin

@article{Cook1977ExperimentalMF,
  title={Experimental method for determining the 2-dimensional mechanical properties of living human skin},
  author={Terence Cook and Harold Alexander and Mark P. Cohen},
  journal={Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing},
  year={1977},
  volume={15},
  pages={381-390}
}
An experimental method for obtaining the 2-dimensional skin tension/extension-ratio characteristics of living human skin is described. This method incorporates a strain-gauged pretension device used to determine the naturally existing tension and deformation fields in a specific skin area and a suction-cup system that applies a homogeneous, plane strain field to the skin at controlled straining rates. A series of experiments conducted to validate the use of the method for obtaining quantitative… CONTINUE READING

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