Contributions of flow-dependent and flow-independent viscoelasticity to the behavior of articular cartilage in oscillatory compression

While flow-dependent viscoelasticity can explain much of the observed dependence of cellular response to amplitude and frequency of loading, as well as spatial position in the explant, contributions of the flow-independent viscoelastic mechanism may also be considered to be significant, particularly in tissues with large values of hydraulic permeability. In this study, a model incorporating both flow-dependent and flow-independent viscoelastic mechanisms, the biphasic poroviscoelastic theory, is used to predict the mechanical environment of the extracellular matrix within a cartilage explant in response to a forced oscillatory displacement.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Setton, LA; Mow, VC

Published Date

  • 1995

Published In

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED

Volume / Issue

  • 29 /

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 308

Citation Source

  • SciVal