Author(s): R. Miftakhov, D. Wingate & D. Ghista
omechanical waves of deformation in
soft biological shells
Royal London Hospital Medical College, University
of London, London El 2AJ, England
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A biomechanical model and mathematical formulation of the problem of
propagation of the electromechanical waves of deformation along the small
intestine are presented.
The organ is modelled on a soft orthotropic cylindrical
biological shell reinforced by incompressible, transversely isotropic muscle
elements of orthogonal type of weaving and embedded in a connective tissue
The mechanical properties of the wall are assumed to be nonlinear.
Deformations of the bioshell are finite.
The model describes the dynamics of
propagation of the electrical wave of depolarization along the muscle layers,
active force generation and the development of the electromechanical wave of
The governing system of equations has been derived and solved
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/MB930111
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