- Setton, Lori A. and Mow, Van C., Contributions of flow-dependent and flow-independent viscoelasticity to the behavior of articular cartilage in oscillatory compression,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED, vol. 29
pp. 307 - 308 .
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While flow-dependent viscoelasticity can explain much of the observed dependence of cellular response to amplitude and frequency of loading, as well as spatial position in the explant, contributions of the flow-independent viscoelastic mechanism may also be considered to be significant, particularly in tissues with large values of hydraulic permeability. In this study, a model incorporating both flow-dependent and flow-independent viscoelastic mechanisms, the biphasic poroviscoelastic theory, is used to predict the mechanical environment of the extracellular matrix within a cartilage explant in response to a forced oscillatory displacement.
Cartilage;Viscoelasticity;Oscillations;Mathematical models;Tensors;Strain;Relaxation processes;Deformation;Mechanical permeability;Stresses;Hysteresis;