Multilayer properties of aorta

C. Parenti, K. Laksari, M. Shafieian, K. Darvish

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Current finite element models of the aorta assume a homogenous material, but in fact aorta is composed of three major layers. Understanding of the material properties of these layers is essential in order to study the local mechanism of dynamic rupture. The material properties of aorta wall layers were determined from micro indentation tests. The results showed significant linear increase of the shear modulus in the inner half of media. A dominant viscoelastic behavior was observed which was almost uniform throughout the layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNEBEC 2009 - Proceedings of the IEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424443628
StatePublished - 2009
EventIEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2009Apr 5 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X


ConferenceIEEE 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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