Inverse methods for characterizing the anisotropic hyperelastic behaviour of arteries in vitro
Center for Health Engineering, Ecole des Mines de
Saint-Etienne, CNRS UMR 5146, INSERM IFR 143, 158 Cours
SAINT-Etienne cedex 2,
2 Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100, Potenza, ITALY
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In this paper, we present a bi-axial characterization of in vitro human arteries. From the full-ﬁeld experimental data obtained in inﬂation/extension tests, an inverse approach, called the virtual ﬁelds method (VFM), is used for deriving the material parameters of the tested arterial segment. The obtained results are promising and the approach can eﬀectively provide relevant values for the anisotropic hyperelastic properties of the tested sample.
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