The elasticity of arterial tissue affected by Marfan’s syndrome

Haughton, D.M. and Merodio, J. (2009) The elasticity of arterial tissue affected by Marfan’s syndrome. Mechanics Research Communications, 36(6), pp. 659-668.

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Artery dilatation is a failure mechanism related to, in particular, Marfan’s syndrome. In this paper we study the mechanical consequences of the localized strain softening that has been identified as associated with Marfan’s syndrome. Specifically, we examine the influence of localized strain softening on the bifurcation of inflated thin-walled cylinders under axial loading with particular reference to the mechanical response of arteries that are weakened by Marfan’s syndrome.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Marfan syndrome, Artery dilation, Nonlinear elasticity, Bifurcation instabilities
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Haughton, Dr David
Authors: Haughton, D.M., and Merodio, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Mechanics Research Communications
Journal Abbr.:Mech. Res. Comm.
ISSN (Online):1873-3972

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