Microstructure-biaxial mechanical response of porcine intestinal submucosa

M. S. Sacks, D. C. Gloeckner, K. L. Billiar, R. D.B. Jaquiss

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The microstructure and mechanical behavior of porcine intestinal submucosa (PIS) are studied using biaxial mechanical analysis. It is shown that when PIS is implanted as a arterial replacement, the bulk of the collagen fibers are oriented in the longitudinal direction, which is opposite to the predominantly circumferential orientation of the elastic and collagen fibers found in blood vessels. The remodeling process is also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
EditorsK.B. Chandran, R. Vanderby, M.S. Hefzy
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Bioengineering Conference - Sunriver, OR, USA
Duration: Jun 11 1997Jun 15 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 Bioengineering Conference
CitySunriver, OR, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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