Viscoelastic characterization of woven dacron for aortic grafts by using direction-dependent quasi-linear viscoelasticity

Eleonora Tubaldi, Giovanni Ferrari, Prabakaran Balasubramanian, Ivan Breslavskyi, Marco Amabili

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Abstract

In case of direction-dependent viscoelasticity, a simplified formulation of the three-dimensional quasi-linear viscoelasticity has been obtained manipulating the original Fung equation. The experimental characterization of the static hyperelastic behaviour, the relaxation, the dynamic modulus and the loss factor of woven Dacron from a commercial aortic prosthesis has been performed. An 11 % difference of the reduced relaxation (after infinite time) between axial and circumferential directions has been observed for the woven Dacron. A very large increase in stiffness is obtained in case of harmonic loading with respect to the static loading. These findings are particularly relevant for dynamic modelling of currently used aortic grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791852026
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2018Nov 15 2018

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period11/9/1811/15/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Tubaldi, E., Ferrari, G., Balasubramanian, P., Breslavskyi, I., & Amabili, M. (2018). Viscoelastic characterization of woven dacron for aortic grafts by using direction-dependent quasi-linear viscoelasticity. In Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE201887806