Remodeling of soft tissues due to cell activity
Yi, Jeong-Hun; Weichert, Dieter (Thesis advisor)
Aachen : Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University (2013)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis
This work deals with the analysis of the modified material properties of cellular tissues. For the experimental study, cell-seeded condensed collagen gel specimens were stimulated mechanically in bioreactors for four weeks. To follow the Young's modulus modification (remodeling), a compression test was performed every week. A constitutive equation is proposed for the remodeling effect of the cellular tissue, and a remodeling velocity parameter is identified.