Mechanics of a Fiber Network Within a Non-Fibrillar Matrix: Model and Comparison with Collagen-Agarose Co-gels

Abstract

While collagen is recognized as the predominant mechanical component of soft connective tissues, the role of the non-fibrillar matrix (NFM) is less well understood. Even model systems, such as the collagen-agarose co-gel, can exhibit complex behavior, making it difficult to identify relative contributions of specific tissue constituents. In the present… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10439-012-0584-6

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