Reassessment of brain elasticity for analysis of biomechanisms of hydrocephalus. Taylor, Z. & Miller, K. J Biomech, 37(8):1263--1269, Aug, 2004.
Reassessment of brain elasticity for analysis of biomechanisms of hydrocephalus. [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
This paper presents results from a finite element study of the biomechanics of hydrocephalus, with special emphasis on a reassessment of the parenchyma elastic modulus. A two-dimensional finite element model of the human brain/ventricular system is developed and analysed under hydrocephalic loading conditions. It is shown that the Young's modulus of the brain parenchyma used in previous studies (3000-10000 Pa) corresponds to strain rates much higher than those present in hydrocephalic brains. Consideration of the brain's viscoelasticity leads to the derivation of a considerably lower modulus value of approximately 584 Pa.
@Article{2004augtaylormillerJBreassessment,
  author      = {Taylor, Zeike and Miller, Karol},
  title       = {Reassessment of brain elasticity for analysis of biomechanisms of hydrocephalus.},
  journal     = {J Biomech},
  year        = {2004},
  volume      = {37},
  number      = {8},
  pages       = {1263--1269},
  month       = {Aug},
  abstract    = {This paper presents results from a finite element study of the biomechanics of hydrocephalus, with special emphasis on a reassessment of the parenchyma elastic modulus. A two-dimensional finite element model of the human brain/ventricular system is developed and analysed under hydrocephalic loading conditions. It is shown that the Young's modulus of the brain parenchyma used in previous studies (3000-10000 Pa) corresponds to strain rates much higher than those present in hydrocephalic brains. Consideration of the brain's viscoelasticity leads to the derivation of a considerably lower modulus value of approximately 584 Pa.},
  doi         = {10.1016/j.jbiomech.2003.11.027},
  file        = {2004augtaylormillerJBreassessment.pdf:2004augtaylormillerJBreassessment.pdf:PDF},
  institution = {School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley/Perth, WA 6009, Australia.},
  keywords    = {Brain, physiopathology/radiography; Cerebral Ventricles, physiopathology; Compressive Strength; Elasticity; Finite Element Analysis; Humans; Hydrocephalus, physiopathology; Models, Biological; Tensile Strength; Tomography, X-Ray Computed},
  language    = {eng},
  medline-pst = {ppublish},
  pii         = {S0021929003004408},
  pmid        = {15212932},
  url         = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2003.11.027},
}

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