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Arno Grunendahl
12-15-2002, 07:02 PM
Dear Colleagues,

I received this E-mail and think it could be of overall interest:

"Lee K.K." schrieb:

> Dear Arno,
>
> Firstly, let me apologize for sending u the email
> directly. I am K.K. Lee from Nanyang Technological
> University (Singapore).
>
> I am also searching for viscoelastic properties of
> disc's annulus fiber and knowing that u are also
> searching for it from the internet search.
>
> Any kind advice on where I could obtain for the
> properties of annulus fiber as I require it for my
> research as input into FEA software.
>
> Yr kind advice is appreciated.
>
> Thank you.
>
> K.K Lee
> Nanyang Technological University
> Singapore
>
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I found data in:

Betsch, D. F.; Baer, E.: Structure and mechanical properties of rat tail
tendon, BIORHEOLOGY, Vol. 17, pp. 83-94, 1980

Fung, Y. C.: Biomechanics: Mechanical properties of living tissues, 2nd
ed., Springer, New York, 1993

Haut, R. C.; Little, R. W.: A constitutive equation for collagen fibers,
J. BIOMECHAN-ICS,Vol. 5, pp. 423-430, 1972

Lu, Y. M. et al.: Do bending, twisting, and diurnal fluid changes in the
disc affect the propensity to prolapse? A viscoelastic finite element
model, SPINE, Vol. 21, pp. 2570-2579, 1996

Pioletti, D. P.; Rakotomanana L. R.: Non-linear viscoelastic laws for
soft biological tissues, Eur. J. Mech, Vol. 19, pp. 749-759, 2000

Sanjeevi, R.; Somanathan, N.; Ramaswamy, D.: A viscoelastic model for
collagen fibers, J. BIOMECHANICS, Vol. 15, pp. 181-183, 1982

Shirazi-Adl, A. et al.: Mechanical response of a lumbar motion segment
in axial torque alone and combined with compression, SPINE, Vol. 11, pp.
914-927, 1986

Wang, J. L. et al.: Failure criterion of collagen fiber: Viscoelastic
behavior simulated by using load control data, THEORETICAL AND APPLIED
FRACTURE MECHANICS, Vol. 27, pp. 1-12, 1997

If there are more, please let us know.

Thanks very much

A. Grunendahl

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