Arterial Wall Mechanics

Application ID: 14499

This model shows how to implement an anisotropic, incompressible, hyperelastic material for modeling soft collagenous tissue in arterial walls. The hyperelastic material model implemented is based on the articles:

  • Holzapfel, G. A., Gasser, T. C., & Ogden, R. W. (2000), A new constitutive framework for arterial wall mechanics and a comparative study of material models, Journal of Elasticity 61(1), 1-48

  • Gasser, T. C., Ogden, R. W., & Holzapfel, G. A. (2006), Hyperelastic modelling of arterial layers with distributed collagen fibre orientations, J. R. Soc. Interface 3, 15-35.

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