Mechanical test methods of biomedical membranes such as used for otolaryngology

A. Toshimitsu Yokobori, Hiromi Yoshinari, Isao Kowata

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    Biomedical membranes, such as artificial tympanic membranes, are subject to noncontact internal air pressure. To estimate mechanical characteristics of such membranes, it is necessary to carry out the noncontact pressure test and membranous contact test, in addition to the usual monotonic tensile test, by using a rectangular specimen cut from the membranes. In this paper, these mechanical test methods and results on such biomedical membranes were studied. Some of the authors have already presented the mechanical test methods of cellophane membrane for hemodialysis under applied water pressure. Herein, we are concerned with the mechanical test methods of biomedical membranes such as tympanic membrane, in which gaseous pressure was applied.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-142
    Number of pages6
    JournalBio-medical materials and engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1


    • Biomedical membranes
    • Mechanical properties of soft tissue
    • Otolaryngology
    • Test method

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomaterials
    • Biomedical Engineering


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