Polarized light imaging during mechanical testing of tissue equivalents was carried out. Bioartificial media equivalents were fabricated which had circumferential alignment. During cyclic testing, a decay in peak force with sustained retardation took place. It was found that mechanical conditioning which caused permanent deformation resulted in permanent alignment being created in the sample.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: Jun 27 2001 → Jul 1 2001