An analytical theory for the unconfined creep behavior of a cylindrical inclusion (simulating a soft tissue tumor) embedded in a cylindrical background sample (simulating normal tissue) is presented and analyzed in this paper. Both the inclusion and the background are considered as fluid-filled, porous materials, each of them being characterized by a set of mechanical parameters. Specifically, in this derivation, the inclusion is assumed to have significantly higher interstitial permeability than the background. The formulations of the effective Poisson's ratio (EPR) and fluid pressure in the inclusion and in the background are derived for the case of a sample subjected to a creep compression. The developed analytical expressions are validated using finite element models (FEM). Statistical comparison between the results obtained from the developed model and the results from FEM demonstrates accuracy of the proposed theoretical model higher than 99.4%. The model presented in this paper complements the one reported in the companion paper (Part I), which refers to the case of an inclusion having less interstitial permeability than the background.
An Analytical Poroelastic Model of a Nonhomogeneous Medium Under Creep Compression for Ultrasound Poroelastography Applications—Part II
Manuscript received November 27, 2017; final manuscript received June 16, 2018; published online April 22, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Steven D. Abramowitch.
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Islam, M. T., Reddy, J. N., and Righetti, R. (April 22, 2019). "An Analytical Poroelastic Model of a Nonhomogeneous Medium Under Creep Compression for Ultrasound Poroelastography Applications—Part II." ASME. J Biomech Eng. June 2019; 141(6): 060903. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040604
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