Soft Tissue Mechanics with Emphasis on Residual Stress Modeling
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis concerns residual stress modeling in soft living tissues. The word living means that the tissue interacts with surrounding organs and that it can change its internal properties to optimize its function. From the first day all tissues are under pressure, due, for example, to gravity, other surrounding organs that utilize pressure on the specific tissue, and the pressure from the blood that circulates within the body. This means that all organs grow and change properties under load, and an unloaded configuration is never present within the body. When a tissue is removed from the body, the obtained unloaded state is not naturally stress free. This stress within an unloaded body is called residual stress. It is believed that the residual stress helps the tissue to optimize its function by homogenizing the transmural stress distribution.
The thesis is composed of two parts: in the first part an introduction to soft tissues and basic modeling is given and the second part consist of a collection of five manuscripts. The first four papers show how residual stress can be modeled. We also derive evolution equation for growth and remodeling and show how residual stress develops under constant pressure. The fifth paper deals with damage and viscosity in soft tissues.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för konstruktions- och produktionsteknik , 2007. , 27 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1081
Mechanics, Residual Stress, Growth, Remodeling
National CategoryMechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-8490ISBN: 978-91-85715-50-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-8490DiVA: diva2:23261
2007-04-13, Sal C3, Hus C, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Ogden, Ray W., Professor
List of papers