A Nonlinear Viscoelastic Model for Adipose Tissue Representing Tissue Response at a Wide Range of Strain Rates and High Strain Levels
Journal article, 2018

Finite element human body models are nowdays commonly used to simulate pre- and in- crash
occupant response in order to develop advanced safety systems. In this study a biofidelic
model for adipose tissue is developed for this application. It is a nonlinear viscoelastic model
based on the Reese et al. formulation. The model is formulated in a large strain framework
and applied for finite element simulation of two types of experiments: rheological experiments
and ramped-displacement experiments. The adipose tissue behavior in both experiments are
represented well by this model. It indicates the capability of the model to be used in large
deformation and wide range of strain rates for application in human body models.

traumatic injury

biomechanics

adipose tissue

a nonlinear viscoelastic model

Author

Hosein Naseri

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

Håkan Johansson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

Karin Brolin

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Safety

Journal of Biomechanical Engineering

0148-0731 (ISSN) 1528-8951 (eISSN)

Vol. 140 BIO-17-1230

Areas of Advance

Transport

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Other Medical Engineering

Biophysics

Other Materials Engineering

DOI

10.1115/1.4038200

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3/28/2018