Factors influencing on mechanical properties of porcine skin obtained in tensile test-preliminary studies

  • Aneta Liber-KnećEmail author
  • Sylwia Łagan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 623)


Skin tissue shows sensitivity to many factors resulting from its biological nature and also connected with mechanical tests conditions. The aim of the study was to analyze the influence of sex and age of the animal and conditions of samples storage on mechanical properties of porcine skin. The uniaxial tensile tests were carried out for samples taken from two different pigs and stored before the test. The basic mechanical parameters were compared. The study revealed sensitivity of the skin samples to different factors. Comparison of skin samples taken from the porker the and sow differing in age and weight showed that better substitute for the human skin for mechanical properties tested in vitro is the porker skin. The use of different storage variants exhibited similar influence of freezing and incubating in saline solution for 2 days for porker samples, and significant influence of freezing for 5 days.


porcine skin tensile test storing conditions tensile strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cracow University of TechnologyCracowPoland

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