Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

353

Date

2011

Date of Award

7-25-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Committee Chair

Michael R.T Yen

Committee Member

Esra Roan

Committee Member

William Janna

Abstract

In this research, biaxial tests are performed on 12 pieces of abdomen skin specimen from rats. The results show that skin possesses anisotropy, non-linearity and hysteresis. To explain the stress-strain relationship in terms of the strain-energy function the material constants are determined from the experiments and comparison between the theoretical and experimental result shows a high correlation. These results may provide an insight into better understanding skin’s mechanical propertiesIn this research, biaxial tests are performed on 12 pieces of abdomen skin specimen from rats. The results show that skin possesses anisotropy, non-linearity and hysteresis. To explain the stress-strain relationship in terms of the strain-energy function the material constants are determined from the experiments and comparison between the theoretical and experimental result shows a high correlation. These results may provide an insight into better understanding skin’s mechanical properties.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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