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dc.contributor.authorBakker, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorAlves-Periera, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorSummers, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorRapley, Ben_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-07T22:41:40Z
dc.date.available2018en_US
dc.date.available2019-02-07T22:41:40Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://www.intechopen.com/en_US
dc.identifier.citationAcoustics of Materials, 2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14239
dc.description.abstractWithin the context of noise-induced health effects, the impact of airborne acoustical phenomena on biological tissues, particularly within the lower frequency ranges, is very poorly understood. Although the human body is a viscoelastic- composite material, it is generally modeled as Hooke elastic. This implies that acoustical coupling is considered to be nonexistent at acoustical frequencies outside of the human auditory threshold. Researching the acoustical properties of mam- malian tissue raises many problems. When tissue samples are investigated as to their pure mechanical properties, stimuli are not usually in the form of airborne pressure waves. Moreover, since the response of biological tissue is dependent on frequency, amplitude, and time profile, precision laboratory equipment and relevant physi- ological endpoints are mandatory requirements that are oftentimes difficult to achieve. Drawing upon the viscoelastic nature of biological tissue and the tensegrity model of cellular architecture, this chapter will visit what is known to date on the biological response to a variety of different acoustic stimuli at very low frequencies.en_US
dc.publisherIntechOpenen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://www.intechopen.com/online-first/acoustics-and-biological-structuresen_US
dc.subjectinfrasound, low frequency noise, health, cellular biology, tissue morphologyen_US
dc.titleAcoustics and Biological Structuresen_US
dc.typeBook Chapter
dc.identifier.doi10.5772/intechopen.82761en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id419420
dc.relation.isPartOfAcoustics of Materialsen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences/School of Engineering and Technology
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.intechopen.com/en_US


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