The determination of mechanical properties of prosthetic liners through experimental and constitutive modelling approaches

Sylwia Łagan,

Aneta Liber-Kneć

The aim of the study was the estimation of the ability of hyperelastic material models for the fitting of experimental data obtained in the tensile testing of silicone liners used in lower-limb prosthetics. Three groups of liners were analysed: I – silicone liner, II – part of the liner in which the silicone has a fabric reinforcement, III – silicone liner with an outer covering material. Both longitudinal and circumferential samples were taken. The Neo-Hookean, Mooney-Rivlin and Ogden parameters of constitutive models of hyperelastic materials were calculated.
Słowa kluczowe: prosthetic liners, constitutive models, hyperelastic material, tensile test

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