A new therapeutic approach in the treatment of small focal articular defects is the implantation of an acellular collagen‐based scaffold. Replacement materials need to fulfil high requirements in terms of biocompatility and mechanical properties. Ideally, they feature similar mechanical properties as native articular cartilage. The aim of this study is to experimentally and numerically analyse a clinically available implant. Therefore, we perform unconfined compression tests and use a phenomenological material model to identify material parameters of the viscoelastic material. (© 2017 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics & Mechanics – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2017
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