Finite Elasticity Analysis of Unanesthetized and Anesthetized Aorta

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O. A. Ayorinde

Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, Texas

A. S. Kobayashi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

J. K. Merati

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

J. Appl. Mech 42(3), 547-551 (Sep 01, 1975) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423639 History: Received March 01, 1975; Revised April 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010


A combined experimental-theoretical technique was developed to determine the elastic properties of in-vitro canine aorta with and without the influence of a clinical anesthetic, i.e., Halothane. The results of four canine aortas of unknown ages show that the aortic tissue was dilated and became more compliant in the presence of Halothane. Also the axial force on an aorta tethered at its in-situ length was significantly reduced by the anesthetics.

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