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. 2018 Aug 22;77:233-237.
doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.07.001. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Poisson's Ratio of Bovine Meniscus Determined Combining Unconfined and Confined Compression

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Poisson's Ratio of Bovine Meniscus Determined Combining Unconfined and Confined Compression

E K Danso et al. J Biomech. .

Abstract

Poisson's ratio has not been experimentally measured earlier for meniscus in compression. It is however an important intrinsic material property needed in biomechanical analysis and computational models. In this study, equilibrium Poisson's ratio of bovine meniscus (n = 6) was determined experimentally by combining stress-relaxation measurements in unconfined and confined compression geometries. The average Young's modulus, aggregate modulus and Poisson's ratio were 0.182 ± 0.086 MPa, 0.252 ± 0.089 MPa and 0.316 ± 0.040, respectively. These moduli are consistent with previously determined values, but the Poisson's ratio is higher than determined earlier for meniscus in compression through biomechanical modelling analysis. This new experimentally determined Poisson's ratio value could be used in the analysis of biomechanical data as well as in computational finite element analysis when the Poisson's ratio is needed as an input for the analysis.

Keywords: Aggregate modulus; Confined; Meniscus; Poisson's ratio; Stress relaxation; Unconfined; Young's modulus.

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