The viscoelastic behavior of biological soft tissues was extensively investigated. The bioartificial tissues showed a significant force dependence on strain rate. They also showed a dependence on the rest period between stretch cycles. Observations also indicated that bioartificial tissues exhibited complex mechanical behavior that was unlike natural tissues in several respects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-552
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001


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