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Influence of Stretch Ratio on the Measurement of Arterial Stiffness Using Indentation1

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Shijia Zhao, Carl Nelson, Linxia Gu

Department of Mechanical and
Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68508

Mitchell Fullerton

Department of Bioengineering,
Clemson University,
Clemson, SC 29634

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027004

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), April 7–10, 2014, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received February 28, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020904 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1033; doi: 10.1115/1.4027004 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised February 28, 2014

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Fig. 1

The 3D representation of the stretching apparatus

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Fig. 2

The indentation test on porcine carotid artery

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Fig. 5

The Young's modulus of porcine carotid artery under different stretch ratios

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Fig. 4

The Young's modulus of rubber band under different stretch ratios

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Fig. 3

A representative force-indentation depth curve for indentation test



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