A Multiscale Triphasic Biomechanical Model for Tumors’ Classification

  • K. Barber
  • C. S. Drapaca
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Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


The aim of this paper is to formulate a novel mathematical model that will be able to differentiate not only between normal and abnormal tissues, but, more importantly, between benign and malignant tumors. We present some very promising preliminary results of a multiscale triphasic model for biological tissues that couple the electro-chemical processes that take place in tissue’s microstructure and tissue’s biomechanics. The multiscaling is based on a recently developed homogenization technique for materials with evolving microstructure.


Biological Tissue Reference Configuration Magnetic Resonance Elastography Promising Preliminary Result Connective Tissue Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Barber
    • 1
  • C. S. Drapaca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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