IN VIVO INDENTER EXPERIMENTS VIA ELLIPSOID INDENTER TIPS TO DETERMINE THE PERSONAL AND LOCAL IN-PLANE ANISOTROPIC MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF SOFT BIOLOGICAL TISSUES


Petekkaya A. T. , TÖNÜK E.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.26, no.1, pp.63-72, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-72

Abstract

Mechanical interaction of human body with surrounding is mostly via soft tissues because human body is nearly entirely covered with them. Finite element method, extensively used in various fields of engineering, could not reach to a similar success in simulating soft tissues (especially for modeling the interaction with exoskeletal prosteses and orthoses) mainly because soft tissue mechanical behavior is not known in detail in addition to relatively complex mechanical response of soft tissues.