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Accession Number ADA569834
Title Behaviour of Porcine Adipose and Skeletal Muscle Tissues under Shock Compression.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 244p
Personal Author J. M. Wilgeroth
Abstract The response of porcine adipose and skeletal muscle tissues to shock compression has been investigated using the plate-impact technique in conjunction with manganin foil pressure gauge diagnostics. This approach has allowed for measurement of the levels of uniaxial stress imparted to both skeletal muscle and rendered adipose tissue by the shock. In addition, the lateral stress component generated within adipose tissue during shock loading has also been investigated. The techniques employed in this study have allowed for equation-of-state relationships to be established for the investigated materials, highlighting non-hydrodynamic behaviour in each type of tissue over the range of investigated impact conditions. While the adipose tissue selected in this work has been shown to strengthen with impact stress in a manner similar to that seen to occur in polymeric materials, the skeletal muscle tissues exhibited a ow strength, or resistance to compression, that was independent of impact stress. Both the response of the adipose material and tested skeletal muscle tissues lie in contrast with the shock response of ballistic gelatin, which has previously been shown to exhibit hydrodynamic behaviour under equivalent loading conditions.
Keywords Adipose tissue
Equations of state
Musculoskeletal system

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
46B - Fluid Mechanics
Corporate Author Cranfield Univ. (England).
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Doctoral thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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