The first part of the paper deals with an extension of the classical Rivlin’s solution of the torsion problem of a neo-Hookean pipe. The second part concerns a study of the passive torsional deformation processes in a fibre-reinforced cylindrical dummy of the beating heart. Especially, the dependence of the torsional and volumetric stiffness of the cylindrical pipe on different geometric and material parameters is discussed through a set of numerical simulations.
Nardinocchi, P., Svaton, T., Teresi, L. (2010). Torsional deformations in incompressible fibre–reinforced cylindrical pipes. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS. A, SOLIDS, 29(2), 266-273 [10.1016/j.euromechsol.2009.09.001].