Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2021 Apr 22;206:106122. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing System Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710054, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom; Tribology Research Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, 610031, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Electronic address:
Background And Objective: Investigating the biomechanics of cartilage could help to understand the unique load-bearing property of the cartilage and optimize the scaffold design in tissue-engineering. It is important to model the cartilage as a highly inhomogeneous fibril-reinforced biphasic material to represent its complex composition and structure. The depth-dependent and strain-dependent properties of the cartilage would also play an important role in its mechanical behaviour. Read More