Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2020, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 119-123.doi: 10.6052/1000-0879-19-324

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QIAO Aike2)   

  1. College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
  • Received:2019-09-02 Published:2020-03-13

Abstract: The biomechanics is the science of applying the mechanical principles and methods to quantitatively study mechanical problems in organisms. This paper points out that the constitutive relationship and the stress-growth relationship are the two core issues in the biomechanics. The meaning of the constitutive relationship can be explained by using three examples: the "blood is thicker than water", the "artery hardening" and the "bone under loading"; and the meaning of the stress-growth relationship can be explained by using other three examples: the "bone growth", the "hard Qigong" and the "hypertension and cardiovascular diseases".

Key words: constitutive relationship, stress-growth relationship, autoregulation

CLC Number: 

  • O39