Title

Numerical analysis of lobular structures for biomimicry of a mammary gland structure

Author

Francisco Josué Hernández Rangel

ADRIANA DEL CARMEN GALLEGOS MELGAR

AZAHEL DE JESUS RANGEL LOPEZ

Pedro Cruz Alcantar

Access level

Open Access

Publication reference

ISSN/2248-9622

doi: 10.9790/9622-1210211217

https://www.ijera.com/

URL/https://www.ijera.com/papers/vol12no10/Ser-1/W1210211217.pdf

Summary or description

The mammary gland is an organ that has an internal structure formed by lobules, ducts and ligaments that perform both physiological and mechanical functions. This structure aesthetically defines the body and has the additional function of producing milk in mammals to support offspring. Currently, structures and shapes are being studied to imitate the nature of the mammary gland for medical applications such as prostheses, systems and models for surgeries, the most used technique for this is biomimetics. There are no models or devices that contemplate the internal structure of the mammary gland, so in this work different structures that imitate the lobular adjustment found in a real mammary gland are proposed, these structures were subjected to different load states to numerically evaluate and optimize the proposed structures. It was found that the triangular or lobular structures have better behavior in the distribution of deformations and stresses being excellent candidates to be part of biomedical applications.

Publisher

IJERA

Publish date

2022

Publication type

Article

Publication version

Published Version

Format

application/pdf

Source

International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, vol. 12, no. 10 (october), pág. 211-217

Language

English

Source repository

CIATEQ Digital

Downloads

652

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