Università degli studi di PaviaFacoltà di IngegneriaIstituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di PaviaEucentreIstituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche
Computational Mechanics &
Advanced Materials Group

Uniaxial Tests of Mice Aorta

The present activity starts from a collaboration between our group and Istituto Clinico Humanitas (Prof. Condorelli). Such an activity is part of a multidisciplinary research whose primary aim is the histological and mechanical characterization of health and pathological aortic tissues of mice. Due to the extremely reduced dimensions of the specimens, ad-hoc grips have been designed and printed with our 3D printer.


Figures 1-6. Examples of performed tests

Figure 7. Mechanical response of a mouse aorta under uniaxial tension

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