Experimental investigation of the effects of infusing a foam into hydrogels on the hyperelastic coefficients

Hydrogels are viscoelastic material, soft and fragile materials that contain high water percent. These properties cannot sustain high axial compression loads. In this study, a foam was infused into hydrogel, agarose, to enhance the mechanical properties of the hydrogel/foam composite. Besides, it is difficult to measure the mechanical properties of the hydrogel alone specifically in […]