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Mechanical testing, biomaterials, mechanical properties of soft tissues.


An accretion dalliance is accorded by biotechnology, in general, and biomaterials, in particular, in determining the mechanical properties of different biological tissues
comprising or composing the living creatures’ bodies. Their microscopic and macroscopic structures are complex and mechanical tests can be of a major in studying their mechanical properties [1] [2] [3]. During operation, any blood circulation system is subject to an alternating blood pressure and the constituent organs behave differently. Amongst the rudimentary mechanical tests to characterize thoracic and abdominal arteries, and soft tissues as well - vital components of the blood circulatory system – we find the traction test. This work focuses on the characterization of thoracic and abdominal arteries, located on the same trunk of a sheep, precisely determining Young’s modulus, elasticity constraints, and deformations and break strain.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 74 – 76, ISSN 1335-2393


  Mechanical Properties of Thoracic and Abdominal Arteries of Sheep


[1] N. Assoul, P. Flaud, M. Chaouat, D. Letourneur, I. Battle, ‘’Mechanical properties of rat thoracic and abdominal Aortas’’, Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier (2008), 8p.

[2] D. Zelmati, ‘’ Study of mechanical properties and toughness of HDPE for the gas pipeline coatings’’, Thesis of magister, Annaba (2005).
[3] J. J. Wang, K. H. Parker, ‘’Wave Propagation in a Model of the arterial circulation’’, Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier (2003), 10 p.
[4] Lahbib Soualmi, ‘’Characterizing the elastic properties of the arterial wall by endovascular ultrasonography’’, PhD (Biomedical Engineering), School Polytechnique de Montreal,
October 1998.
[5] Dominique Francois, ‘’Technical engineering, Part I: Mechanical testing of materials’’, CNRS, Paris.
[6] P. Laurent, ‘’Experimental Methods for Materials Testing cold’’, cf. p17.
[7] Mc Lean (d),’’Mechanical properties of metals’’, John Wiley, 1967.
[8] Mc Cunntock (FA) and Argon (AS), ‘’Mechanical Behavior of Materials’’, Addison Wesley (1966).

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