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Nonlinear mechanics of soft composites: hyperelastic characterization of white matter tissue components, Article Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology ; Volume 19, Issue 3 , 2020 , Pages 1143-1153 ; Shamloo, A ; Farahmand, F ; Sharif University of Technology
This paper presents a bi-directional closed-form analytical solution, in the framework of nonlinear soft composites mechanics, for top-down hyperelastic characterization of brain white matter tissue components, based on the directional homogenized responses of the tissue in the axial and transverse directions. The white matter is considered as a transversely isotropic neo-Hookean composite made of unidirectional distribution of axonal fibers within the extracellular matrix. First, two homogenization formulations are derived for the homogenized axial and transverse shear moduli of the tissue, based on definition of the strain energy density function. Next, the rule of mixtures and...