Biomechanics of Soft Tissue in Cardiovascular Systems

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Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Ray W. Ogden
Springer Science & Business Media, May 6, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 342 pages
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The book is written by leading experts in the field presenting an up-to-date view of the subject matter in a didactically sound manner. It presents a review of the current knowledge of the behaviour of soft tissues in the cardiovascular system under mechanical loads, and the importance of constitutive laws in understanding the underlying mechanics is highlighted. Cells are also described together with arteries, tendons and ligaments, heart, and other biological tissues of current research interest in biomechanics. This includes experimental, continuum mechanical and computational perspectives, with the emphasis on nonlinear behaviour, and the simulation of mechanical procedures such as balloon angioplasty.
 

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Contents

The Cardiovascular System Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology
1
Mechanical Properties of Soft Tissues and Arterial Walls
15
Nonlinear Elasticity Anisotropy Material Stability and Residual Stresses in Soft Tissue
65
Structural and Numerical Models for the Viscoelastic Response of Arterial Walls with Residual Stresses
108
Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms
184
Remodeling of Arteries in Response to Changes in their Mechanical Environment
220
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