Biomechanics of Soft Tissue in Cardiovascular Systems

  • Gerhard A. Holzapfel
  • Ray W. Ogden

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 441)

About this book


The book is written by leading experts in the field presenting an up-to-date view of the subject matter in a didactically sound manner. It presents a review of the current knowledge of the behaviour of soft tissues in the cardiovascular system under mechanical loads, and the importance of constitutive laws in understanding the underlying mechanics is highlighted. Cells are also described together with arteries, tendons and ligaments, heart, and other biological tissues of current research interest in biomechanics. This includes experimental, continuum mechanical and computational perspectives, with the emphasis on nonlinear behaviour, and the simulation of mechanical procedures such as balloon angioplasty.


aneurysm artery biomechanics cardiovascular cardiovascular system elasticity heart material mechanics modeling nonlinear elasticity physiology stability stress tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard A. Holzapfel
    • 1
  • Ray W. Ogden
    • 2
  1. 1.Graz University of TechnologyAustria
  2. 2.University of GlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-00455-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2736-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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