Papers Published

  1. Elliott, Dawn M. and Setton, Lori A., Direct measurement of a complete set of orthotropic material properties for the human anulus fibrosus in tension, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 42 (1999), pp. 75 - 76 .
    (last updated on 2007/04/10)

    In this study, an attempt was made to directly measure a complete set of Poisson's ratios and tensile moduli required for a description of the anulus fibrosus (AF) as an orthotropic material. Using a new method for surface strain measurement, it was demonstrated that the surface strain is nearly uniform under uniaxial tension for all orientations and all strain magnitudes. While the determined material coefficients form a complete set, the measured values did not correspond with the predicted relations between material coefficients for an orthotropic linear material.

    Neurology;Biochemical engineering;Swelling;Poisson ratio;Image analysis;