The major function of the urinary bladder is the storage and release of urine. Undergoing large deformations while keeping the chemically aggressive urine and maintaining a relatively constant pressure during filling, the bladder shows remarkable mechanical properties. Those properties are based on the highly complex structure of the bladder wall. However, irregularities within the bladder wall may have negative implications on the correct functioning. In order to improve the understanding of different physiological processes taking place within the bladder wall during bladder filling and contraction, a computation tool is presented based on a continuum mechanics approach. In that sense the model is applied to complex boundary value problems. (© 2017 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics & Mechanics – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2017
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