The constitutive behaviour of passive heart muscle tissue: a quasi-linear viscoelastic formulation.

@article{Huyghe1991TheCB,
  title={The constitutive behaviour of passive heart muscle tissue: a quasi-linear viscoelastic formulation.},
  author={J. M. Huyghe and D H van Campen and Theo Arts and Rob M. Heethaar},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1991},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={841-9}
}
A quasi-linear viscoelastic law with a continuous relaxation spectrum describing triaxial constitutive behaviour of heart muscle tissue is presented. The elastic response of the viscoelastic law is anisotropic, while the relaxation behaviour is assumed isotropic. The law is designed for a biphasic description (fluid-solid) of the myocardial tissue. Biaxial and uniaxial stress-strain curves from the literature are used to evaluate the parameters of the model. The non-linear elastic response, the… CONTINUE READING