Simple shear testing of parallel-fibered planar soft tissues.

  title={Simple shear testing of parallel-fibered planar soft tissues.},
  author={John C Gardiner and Jeffrey A. Weiss},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  volume={123 2},
The simple shear test may provide unique information regarding the material response of parallel-fibered soft tissues because it allows the elimination of the dominant fiber material response from the overall stresses. However, inhomogeneities in the strain field due to clamping and free edge effects have not been documented. The finite element method was used to study finite simple shear of simulated ligament material parallel to the fiber direction. The effects of aspect ratio, clamping… CONTINUE READING