Microscale fiber network alignment affects macroscale failure behavior in simulated collagen tissue analogs.

Abstract

A tissue's microstructure determines its failure properties at larger length scales, however, the specific relationship between microstructure and macroscopic failure in native and engineered soft tissues (such as capsular ligaments, aortic aneurysms, or vascular grafts) has proven elusive. In this study, variations in the microscale fiber alignment in… (More)
DOI: 10.1115/1.4023411

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