Mechanics of native bovine pericardium. II. A structure based model for the anisotropic mechanical behaviour of the tissue.


A constitutive law to describe the mechanical behaviour of native bovine pericardial samples is proposed. The model is based upon an idealization of the tissue structure and in particular makes use of the preferential orientation of the collagen and elastin fibres in the plane of the tissue along a mechanically predominant direction. This non-axisymmetric… (More)


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