Mechanical Properties of the Octopus Aorta

@inproceedings{SHADWICK2006MechanicalPO,
  title={Mechanical Properties of the Octopus Aorta},
  author={ROBERTE. SHADWICK and John M. Gosline},
  year={2006}
}
The quasi-static mechanical properties of the aorta of Octopus dofleini were investigated using biaxial inflation and uniaxial force-extension tests on vessel segments in vitro. The octopus aorta is a highly compliant and non-linearly elastic structure. The elastic modulus (i.e. the stiffness) measured circumferentially (Ec) and longitudinally (EL) increased markedly with distension of the vessel wall. E c was always greater than EL, and varied from about 10 to 2xlONm~ between 2 and 5 kPa… CONTINUE READING

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