Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Non-Linear Analysis of Bio-Structures Through Refined Beam Models

[+] Author Affiliations
Daniele Guarnera, Erasmo Carrera, Ibrahim Kaleel, Alfonso Pagani, Marco Petrolo

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Paper No. IMECE2018-86848, pp. V003T04A049; 7 pages
  • ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, November 9–15, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5202-6
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


A novel approach for the analysis of the non-linear behavior of bio-structures is presented here. This method is developed in the framework of the Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF), a higher-order 1D theory according to which the kinematics of the problem depends on the arbitrary expansion of the generalized unknowns. Taylor-like (TE) and Lagrange-like expansion functions (LE) are employed to describe the kinematic field along the cross-section and, the finite element method (FEM) is used to formulate the governing equations. In this work, the effects of material nonlinearities are investigated and, the problem is solved by using the Newton-Raphson method. An atherosclerotic plaque of an artery is introduced as a typical bio-structure with complex geometry and studied for both linear and non-linear material cases. The results from the proposed technique highlight the accuracy of the in-plane and out-of-plane stress/strain distributions for different 1D models. The 3D-like accuracy of local effect predictions, the possibility of dealing with complex geometries, and low computational costs of nonlinear analyses make the present formulation appealing for biomechanical applications.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In