alexa Indentation Versus Tensile Measurements of Young's Modulus for Soft Biological Tissues
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Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

Author(s): Clayton T McKee, Julie A Last, Paul Russell, Christopher J Murphy

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In this review, we compare the reported values of Young's modulus (YM) obtained from indentation and tensile deformations of soft biological tissues. When the method of deformation is ignored, YM values for any given tissue typically span several orders of magnitude. If the method of deformation is considered, then a consistent and less ambiguous result emerges. On average, YM values for soft tissues are consistently lower when obtained by indentation deformations. We discuss the implications and potential impact of this finding.

This article was published in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews and referenced in Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

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