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Characterization of Human Diaphragm at high strain rate loading.

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In this paper, we studied the strain rate dependent failure properties of human diaphragm tissue using uniaxial tensile testing at four strain rates, i.e. 0.0015/s, 65/s, 130/s and 190/s. The custom made quasi-satatic and drop tower based dynamic test setups was used to conduct the tests uptill 200/s strain rate. The engineering stress- strain curves obtained for diaphragm tissue at every strain rates observed bilinear behaviour - initial low strain toe region which typically represents the physiological range in which soft tissue normally operates and a linear region where collagen fibers become taut in direction of loading. Hence, a blinear constitutive model was developed from the stress-strain curves of human daphragm tissues. The failure properties obtained are of value for use in  in human body models.

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