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Thesis etd-09182023-095618


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
ERCOLINI, SUSANNA
URN
etd-09182023-095618
Thesis title
Mechanical and microstructural local characterization of soft biological tissues integrating biaxial and SALS techniques
Department
INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE
Course of study
INGEGNERIA BIOMEDICA
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Vozzi, Giovanni
relatore Prof.ssa Celi, Simona
relatore Ing. Vignali, Emanuele
Keywords
  • aneurysm
  • aortic tissue
  • biaxial traction
  • DIC
  • DTI
  • SALS
  • soft biological tissues
Graduation session start date
06/10/2023
Availability
Withheld
Release date
06/10/2093
Summary
Aortic aneurysm is a degenerative dilatation of the vessel that involves all the wall layers. It is usually an asymptomatic pathology and it affects 5-10 per 100000 person per year. The rate of expansion and the probability of rupture increases as the diameter of the aneurysm vessel increases. The surgical intervention is taken into consideration only if the diameter of the vessel is higher than 4 mm. The analysis of the mechanical and microstructural characteristics of the aortic wall is important to understand the changes in the organization and orientation of the collagen fibres due to the disease. The aim of the thesis is the development of a software application for the real-time synchronization of the mechanical and microstructural analysis on the entire surface of the aortic specimen.
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