Review Paper: Continuum biomechanics of soft biological tissues

  title={Review Paper: Continuum biomechanics of soft biological tissues},
  author={James D. Humphrey},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={3 - 46}
  • J. D. Humphrey
  • Published 8 January 2003
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Since its coming of age in the mid 1960s, continuum biomechanics has contributed much to our understanding of human health as well as to disease, injury, and their treatment. Nevertheless, biomechanics has yet to reach its full potential as a consistent contributor to the improvement of health–care delivery. Because of the inherent complexities of the microstructure and biomechanical behaviour of biological cells and tissues, there is a need for new theoretical frameworks to guide the design… 

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