Mechanical properties of human skin equivalents submitted to cyclic tensile forces.

@article{Lafrance1998MechanicalPO,
  title={Mechanical properties of human skin equivalents submitted to cyclic tensile forces.},
  author={H Lafrance and L'Hocine Yahia and Lucie Germain and François A Auger},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={228-36}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS As human skin equivalents (SE) represent an important breakthrough for clinical grafts and experimental tools, the various methods for mechanical and functional analyses are also gaining importance in the optimization process. SE characteristics have already been studied through indentation-strength and strain-energy methods. Since repeated tensile loading is a common reality of skin, we present in this paper the evolution of the indentation readings method for SE, including its… CONTINUE READING