Symposium C-8: Soft Tissue Mechanics: Theoretical Considerations, Experimental Results, and Applications

(Mechanics of Biological and Soft Materials)

Symposium Organizers:

Michael Sacks, University of Texas at Austin

Ellen Arruda, University of Michigan

Symposium Technical Description

Continuing the success of similar SES 2015 sessions, we propose the following symposium.   Soft tissues can be inelastic, heterogeneous, non-linear, anisotropic, and actively variable on multiple times scales (i.e., muscle contraction, growth, and remodeling). Ongoing complications associated with material modeling and characterization are encountered in applications involving soft tissues, and hence, there is a continuous need for improvement in theory, experiments, and applications. The proposed symposia are intended to give engineering scientists a forum to discuss the latest results, applications and contemporary problems encountered in highly deformable tissues.

 Technical Program

Wednesday | W1 10:00am-11:40am

C8-1: Soft Tissue Mechanics: Theoretical Considerations, Experimental Results, and Applications
Room 0105 Session Chair: Michael Sacks, Ellen Arruda Track C: Mechanics of Biological and Soft Materials
10:00 am Long-range force transmission in fibrous matrices enabled by tension-driven alignment of fibers

Vivek Shenoy

10:20 am 3D micromechanical characterization of extracellular matrices

Mohak Patel, Christian Franck

10:40 am Mechanical characterization of the cuticle of caenorhabditis elegans and its age related changes

Mohammad Rahimi Rahimi Lenji, Howard A. Stone, Coleen T. Murphy

11:00 am A functionally graded material model for the transmural stress distribution of the aortic valve leaflet

Bruno Vale Rego

11:40 am Comparison of five models of thoracic aortic aneurysms reveals a distinct biomechanical phenotype

Jay D. Humphrey