Damage models for soft tissues: a survey

Li, W. (2016) Damage models for soft tissues: a survey. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 36(3), pp. 285-307. (doi: 10.1007/s40846-016-0132-1) (PMID:27441033) (PMCID:PMC4935756)

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Damage to soft tissues in the human body has been investigated for applications in healthcare, sports, and biomedical engineering. This paper reviews and classifies damage models for soft tissues to summarize achievements, identify new directions, and facilitate finite element analysis. The main ideas of damage modeling methods are illustrated and interpreted. A few key issues related to damage models, such as experimental data curve-fitting, computational effort, connection between damage and fractures/cracks, damage model applications, and fracture/crack extension simulation, are discussed. Several new challenges in the field are identified and outlined. This review can be useful for developing more advanced damage models and extending damage modeling methods to a variety of soft tissues.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Li, Dr Wenguang
Authors: Li, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
ISSN (Online):2199-4757
Published Online:08 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering 36(3): 285-307
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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