Journal Article


Michael Gilchrist
Michel Destrade
Badar Rashid


Physiotherapy & Sport

strain rates room temperature physiology dynamic strain 50 years ogden model biomechanical phenomena traumatic brain injury tbi animals body temperature cytology brain tissue weight bearing brain compressive strength stress mechanical materials testing compression mechanical properties swine

Temperature effects on brain tissue in compression (2012)

Abstract Extensive research has been carried out for at least 50 years to understand the mechanical properties of brain tissue in order to understand the mechanisms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The observed large variability in experimental results may be due to the inhomogeneous nature of brain tissue and to the broad range of test conditions. However, test temperature is also considered as one of the factors influencing the properties of brain tissue. In this research, the mechanical properties of porcine brain have been investigated at 22 °C (room temperature), and at 37 °C (body temperature) while maintaining a constant preservation temperature of approximately 4 5 °C. Unconfined compression tests were performed at dynamic strain rates of 30 and 50/s using a custom made test apparatus. There was no significant difference (p=0.8559 0.9290) between the average engineering stresses of the brain tissue at the two different temperature conditions. The results of this study should help to understand the behavior of brain tissue at different temperature conditions, particularly in unconfined compression tests.
Collections Ireland -> National University of Ireland Galway -> Mathematics
Ireland -> National University of Ireland Galway -> School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection
Ireland -> National University of Ireland Galway -> Mathematics (Scholarly Articles)
Ireland -> National University of Ireland Galway -> College of Science
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> College of Engineering & Architecture
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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Michael Gilchrist, Michel Destrade, Badar Rashid

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M. D. Gilchrist
University College Dublin
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Michel Destrade
National University of Ireland Galway
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Badar Rashid
University College Dublin
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