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The toughness of adipose tissue: measurements and physical basis.

Comley, K and Fleck, NA (2010) The toughness of adipose tissue: measurements and physical basis. J Biomech, 43. pp. 1823-1826.

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Abstract

The measured toughness J(C) of adipose and dermal porcine tissues are 4.1 and 17 kJ m(-2), respectively, via a trouser tear test. An assessment is made of the contribution to overall toughness from the microstructural elements. The analysis suggests that the toughness of adipose tissue is determined by the collagen network that surrounds the adipocytes. The volume fraction of the interlobular septa is sufficiently low for it to make a negligible contribution to the macroscopic toughness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adipose Tissue Animals Computer Simulation Models, Biological Stress, Mechanical Swine Tensile Strength
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 01:10
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.02.029