Quantification of the Modulus of Elasticity and Dynamic Properties of Sylgard for Various Mixing Ratios, 2003-2006
Bryn A. Martin Tom Kotsakos Justin Stevens Sebastien Nicolaon Steven Cespedes
Sylgard is a clear silicone based material that is commonly used in research laboratories for creating various experimental flow geometries. In many cases it is desirable to create the models with properties similar to that of human tissue. By mixing Sylgard at different ratios one can vary stiffness. The goal of this study was to determine what mixing ratio of Sylgard best simulates human tissues elastic properties.