Journal Articles

  1. Snyder,* W., McGuire,* J. A., Mou, C., Dillard, D., Iliescu, T., De Vita, R., Data-Driven Variational Multiscale Reduced Order Modeling of Vaginal Tissue Inflation, submitted for publication, 2022.

  2. Soffa, D. R., Stewart, J. W.,  Pack,* E. D., Arneson, A. G.,  De Vita, R., Knight, J. W.,  Fausnacht, D. W.,Rhoads, R. P., Clark, S. G., Schmale III, D. G., Rhoads, M. L.,  Short-term Consumption of the Mycotoxin Zearalenone by Pubertal Gilts Causes Persistent Changes in the Histoarchitecture of Reproductive Tissues, submitted for publication, 2022.

  3. Dubik,* J., Tartaglione, A., Miller, K., Dillard, D., De Vita R.History-dependent Deformations of Rat Vaginas Under Inflation,  submitted for publication, 2022. 

  4. Snyder,* W., Mou, C., Liu, H., San, O., De Vita, R., Iliescu, T., Reduced Order Model Closures: A Brief Tutorial, Advances in Mathematical Fluid Mechanicsaccepted for publication, 2022.

  5. Donaldson,* K., Thomas, J., Zhu, Y., Clark-Deener, S., Alperin, M., De Vita, R., In-plane and Out-of-plane Deformations of Gilt Utero-sacral Ligaments, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 131: 105249, 2022.

  6. Huntington,* A., Udayasuryan, B., Du, P., Verbridge, S. S., Abramowitch, S. D., De Vita, R., Smooth Muscle and Nerves in the Rat Vagina: A First Look Using Tissue Clearing and Immunolabeling, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 50: 440-451, 2022.

  7. Coariti-Salzar, A. Fabien, M., Guzman, J., McGuire,* J., De Vita, R., Toussaint Jr., K., Fluid Mechanics Approach to Analyzing Collagen Fiber Organization, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 27: 016503, 2022.

  8. Clark-Patterson, G., McGuire,* J., Desrosiers, L., Knoepp, L., De Vita, R., Miller, K., Investigation of Murine Vaginal Creep Response to Altered Mechanical Loads, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 143:121008, 2021.

  9. Huntington,* A., Abramowitch, S., Moalli, P., De Vita, R., Strain Induced in the Vagina by Smooth Muscle ContractionsActa Biomaterialia, 129: 178-187, 2021.

  10. McGuire,* J., Monclova,* J., Coariti-Salzar, A., Stine, C., Toussaint Jr., K., Munson, J., Dillard, D., De Vita, R., Tear Propagation in Vaginal Tissue Under Inflation, Acta Biomaterialia, 127: 193-204, 2021. 

  11. Donaldson,* K., Huntington,* A., De Vita, R., Mechanics of Uterosacral Ligaments: Current Knowledge, Existing Gaps, and Future Directions, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 49: 1788-1804, 2021. 

  12. Burks,* G., Singh, M., De Vita, R., Johnson, B., Leonessa, A., Effect of Mechanical Properties on the Dynamics of Self-oscillating Synthetic Vocal Folds, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 143: 021001, 2021.

  13. Pack,E., Stewart, J., Rhoads, M., Knight, J., De Vita, R., Clark-Deener, S., Schmale III, D. G., Quantification of Zearalenone and Alpha-zearalenol in Swine Liver and Reproductive Tissues Using GC-MSToxicon: X, 8: 100058, 2020.

  14. Pack,* E., Stewart, J., Rhoads, M., Knight, J., Clark-Deener, S., Schmale, D., De Vita, R.Effects of Short-term Moderate ZEN Consumption on Uterosacral Ligament Elasticity in Pubertal Gilts, Research in Veterinary Science, 133: 202-209, 2020.

  15. Bezek, L. B., Cauchi, M. P., De Vita, R., Foerst,  J. R., Williams, C. B., 3D Printing Tissue-Mimicking Materials for Realistic Transseptal Puncture Models, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials110: 103971, 2020.

  16. Huntington,* A., Donaldson,* K., De Vita, R.Contractile Properties of Vaginal Tissue, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 142: 08081, 2020. 

  17. Pack,* E., Dubik,* J., Snyder,* W., Simon, A., Clark, S., De Vita, R., Biaxial Stress Relaxation of Vaginal Tissue in Pubertal Gilts, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering,142: 031002,  2020.

  18. Burks,* G., De Vita, R., Leonessa, A., Characterization of Continuous Elastic Parameters of Porcine Vocal Folds, Journal of Voice, 34: 1-8, 2020. 

  19. McGuire,* J. A., Crandall,* C. L., Abramowitch, S., De Vita, R.Inflation and Rupture of Vaginal TissueInterface Focus, 9: 20190029, 2019. 

  20. Routzong, M. R., Moalli, P. A., Maiti, S., De Vita, R., Abramowitch, S. D., Novel Simulations to Determine the Impact of Superficial Perineal Structures on Vaginal Delivery, Interface Focus, 9: 20190011, 2019. 

  21. De Vita, R., Nardinocchi, P., Teresi, L., Diffusion Driven Stress Relaxation of Gels Under Incremental Planar Extensions, Mechanics of Materials, 134: 106-114, 2019.

  22. McGuire,* J. A., Abramowitch, S., Maiti, S., De Vita, R.Swine Vagina Under Biaxial Loading: An Investigation of Large Deformations and Tears, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 141: 041003, 2019.

  23. Rittenhouse,* J. A., Wijeratne,* R. S., Orler, E. B., Dillard, D. A., Moore, R. B., De Vita, R.Effect of Areal Density and Fiber Orientation on Deformation of Thermomechanical Bonds in a Nonwoven Fabric, Polymer Engineering and Science, 59: 311-322, 2019.

  24. Huntington,* A., Rizzuto,* E., Abramowitch, S., Del Prete, Z., De Vita, R.,  Anisotropy of the Passive and Active Rat Vagina Under Biaxial Loading, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 47: 272-281, 2019. 

  25. Wijeratne,* R. S., De Vita, R., Rittenhouse,* J. A., Orler, E. B., Moore, R. B., Dillard, D. A., Biaxial Properties of Individual Bonds in Thermomechanically Bonded Nonwoven Fabrics, Textile Research Journal 89: 698-710, 2019.

  26. Baah-Dwomoh,* A., Alperin, M., Cook., M., De Vita, R.Mechanical Analysis of the Uterosacral Ligament: Swine versus Human, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 46: 2036-2047, 2018.

  27. Walterscheid, Z., O’Neill, C., Ochs,* A., D’Averso,* A., Dew,* C., Huntington,* A., Ma.,* G., Behrend,* C., De Vita, R., Carmouche, J.,  Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion Using a Local Source for Cancellous Autograft: A Biomechanical Analysis of Vertebral Body Stability in an Osteopenic Bone Model, Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, 8: 128-134, 2017.

  28. Baah-Dwomoh,* A., De Vita, R.Effect of Repeated Biaxial Loads on the Creep Properties of Cardinal Ligaments, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 74: 128-141, 2017.

  29. De Vita, R., Grange, R., Nardinocchi, P., Teresi, L., Mathematical Model for Isometric and Isotonic Muscle Contractions, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 425: 1-10, 2017.

  30. Baah-Dwomoh,* A., McGuire,* J., Tan,* T., De Vita, R.Mechanical Properties of Female Reproductive Organs and Supportive Connective Tissues: A Review of the Current State of Knowledge, Applied Mechanics Reviews, 68: 060801, 2016.

  31. Tan,* T., Cholewa, N. W., Case, S. W., De Vita, R.Micro-structural and Biaxial Creep Properties of the Swine Uterosacral-cardinal Ligament Complex, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44: 3225-3237, 2016.

  32. Kwansa,* A. L., De Vita, R., Freeman, J. W., Tensile Mechanical Properties of Collagen Type I Microfibrils and its Enzymatic Crosslinks, Biophysical Chemistry, 214-215: 1-10, 2016. 

  33. Webster,* M. R., Socha, J. J., Teresi, L., Nardinocchi, P., De Vita, R., Structure of Tracheae and the Functional Implications for Collapse in the American Cockroach, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10: 066011, 2015.

  34. Guo,* Z., Freeman, J. W., Barrett, J. B., De Vita, R.Quantification of Strain Induced Damage in Medial Collateral Ligaments, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 137: 071011, 1-6, 2015.

  35. Tan,* T., De Vita, R.A Structural Constitutive Model for Smooth Muscle Contraction in Biological Tissues, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 75: 46-53, 2015. 

  36. Tan,* T., Davis,* F., Gruber, D. D., Massengill, J. C., Robertson, J. L., De Vita, R.Histo-mechanical Properties of Swine Uterosacral and Cardinal Ligaments, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 42: 129-137, 2015. 

  37. Becker,* W. R., De Vita, R.Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Swine Uterosacral and Cardinal Ligaments, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 14: 549-560, 2015. 

  38. Becker,* W. R., Webster,* M. R., Socha, J. J., De Vita, R.Variation in Tensile Properties of Tracheal Tubes in the American Cockroach, Smart Materials and Structures, 23: 057001, 2014. 

  39. Kwansa,* A. L., De Vita, R., Freeman, J. W., Mechanical Recruitment of N- and C-crosslinks in Collagen Type I, Matrix Biology, 34: 161-169, 2014. 

  40. Davis,* F. M., De Vita, R.A Three-dimensional Constitutive Model for the Stress Relaxation of Articular Ligaments, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 13: 653-663, 2014. 

  41. De Vita, R., Stewart, I. W., Energetics of Lipid Bilayers with Applications to Deformations Induced by Inclusions, Soft Matter, 9: 2056-2068, 2013. 

  42. Davis,* F. M., De Vita, R.A Nonlinear Constitutive Model for Stress Relaxation in Ligaments and Tendons, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40: 2541-2550, 2012.

  43. Evans, D. W., Vavalle, N. A., De Vita, R., Rajagopalan, P., Sparks, J. L., Nano-Indentation Device for Investigating the Mechanics of Compliant Materials, Experimental Mechanics, 53: 217-229, 2012.

  44. Sopakayang,* R., De Vita, R., Kwansa,* A., Freeman, J. W., Elastic and Viscoelastic Properties of a Type I Collagen Fiber, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 293: 197-205, 2012.

  45. Everett, E., Barrett, J. G., Morelli,* J., De Vita, R.Biomechanical Testing of a Novel Suture Pattern for Repair of Equine Tendon Lacerations, Veterinary Surgery, 41: 278-285, 2012.

  46. Evans, D. W., Rajagopalan, P., De Vita, R., Sparks, J. L., Compression Instrument for Tissue Experiments (CITE) at the Meso-scale: Device Validation, Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, 47: 264-269, 2011.

  47. Webster,* M. R., De Vita, R., Twigg, J. N., Socha, J. J., Mechanical Properties of Tracheal Tubes in the American Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana), Smart Materials and Structures, 20: 094017, 2011.

  48. Sopakayang,* R., De Vita, R.A Mathematical Model for Relaxation, Creep, and Strain Stiffening in Parallel-Fibered Collagenous Tissues, Medical Engineering & Physics, 33: 1056-1063, 2011.

  49. De Vita, R., Stewart, I. W., Nonlinearity in Tilt and Layer Displacements of Planar Lipid Bilayers, The European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics, 32: 319-326, 2010.

  50. Nikkhah, M., Strobl, J.S., De Vita, R., Agah, M., The Cytoskeletal Organization of Breast Carcinoma and Fibroblast Cells Inside Three Dimensional (3-D) Isotropic Silicon Microstructures, Biomaterials, 31: 4552-61, 2010. 

  51. Arcari, A., De Vita, R., Dowling, N., Mean Stress Relaxation During Cyclic Straining of High Strength Aluminum Alloys, International Journal of Fatigue, 31: 1742-1750, 2009. 

  52. Guo,* Z., De Vita, R.Probabilistic Constitutive Law for Damage in Ligaments, Medical Engineering & Physics, 31: 1104-1109, 2009. 

  53. De Vita, R., Stewart, I. W., Influence of Weak Anchoring upon the Alignment of Smectic A Liquid Crystals with Surface Pretilt, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20: 335101, 2008. 

  54. De Vita, R., Stewart, I. W., Leo, D. J., Pressure Effects on the Equilibrium Configurations of Bilayer Lipid Membranes, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 40: 13179-13196, 2007. 

  55. De Vita, R., Slaughter, W. S., A Constitutive Equation for the Failure Behavior of Medial Collateral Ligaments, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 6: 189-197, 2007. 

  56. De Vita, R., Leo, D. J., Woo, K. D., Nah, C., A Constitutive Law for Poly(Butylene Terephthalate) Nanofibers Mats, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 102: 5280-5283, 2006.

  57. De Vita, R., Slaughter, W. S., A Structural Constitutive Model for the Strain Rate Dependent Behavior of Anterior Cruciate Ligaments, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43: 1561-1570, 2006.


*denotes student author advised by R. De Vita