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Biaxial Mechanical Characterization Of Porcine Periosteum

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dc.contributor.author Warren, Phillip Daniel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-08T02:31:17Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-08T02:31:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-08T02:31:17Z
dc.date.submitted April 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-2090 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/992
dc.description.abstract Periosteum is multipotent tissue responsible for cortical bone deposition and is important in fracture repair. Research indicates the periosteum is mediated by similar mechanical signals to those that mediate bone growth and remodeling. Therefore, biaxial mechanical characterization of periosteum can be very informative, indeed. This paper presents the results of the first such examination. The porcine periosteum herein has at least three distinct layers - a cellular layer, an elastin-rich layer, and a collagen-rich layer - the latter two providing structural integrity. Not surprisingly then, the general biaxial mechanical characteristics of periosteum resemble those of other collagen and/or elastin-rich membranes. That is, periosteum is non-linear, anisotropic, and transitions from an easily-extensible state to near-inextensibility over a narrow range of stretch, with the circumferential direction being the least extensible relative to the traction-free configuration. Tissues are qualitatively similar across all pigs and anatomical sites tested herein, suggesting one may somewhat indiscriminately pool periosteal samples from multiple pigs and multiple locations, within the limits tested herein, for a common parametric analysis. Tissue shrinkage was significantly more pronounced in the axial direction when removed from the bone, corresponding well to the dense population of elastin fibers oriented in that direction. Finally, a seven-parameter pseudo-strain energy function was investigated to model our data and found to fit well, but exhibited poor predictive capacity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Wells, Paul en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Biomedical Engineering en_US
dc.title Biaxial Mechanical Characterization Of Porcine Periosteum en_US
dc.type M.S.E. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Wells, Paul en_US
dc.degree.department Biomedical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biomedical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S.E. en_US

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