Incorporation of experimentally-derived fiber orientation into a structural constitutive model for planar collagenous tissues.

@article{Sacks2003IncorporationOE,
  title={Incorporation of experimentally-derived fiber orientation into a structural constitutive model for planar collagenous tissues.},
  author={Michael S. Sacks},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={280-7}
}
Structural constitutive models integrate information on tissue composition and structure, avoiding ambiguities in material characterization. However, critical structural information (such as fiber orientation) must be modeled using assumed statistical distributions, with the distribution parameters estimated from fits to the mechanical test data. Thus, full realization of structural approaches continues to be limited without direct quantitative structural information for direct implementation… CONTINUE READING