Stress-strain response of biomaterials by a digital image correlation method: Application to Tecoflex

N. Bahlouli, S. M'Guil, S. Ahzi, M. Laberge

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A digital image correlation method is used to characterize the mechanical response of a polyurethane rubber (Tecoflex). Stress-strain curves under a tensile test for large deformations are measured using this technique along with the evolution of volume change. Loading-unloading stress-strain curves were also measured. A network model for large nonlinear rubber elasticity is used, with simplifying assumptions and fairly good results was obtained compared to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004



  • Biomaterials
  • Image correlation
  • Mechanical response
  • Tecoflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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