Journal Articles

  1. Bezeka, L. B., Cauchi, M. P., De Vita, R., Foerst,  J. R., Williams, C. B., 3D Printing Tissue-Mimicking Materials for Realistic Transseptal Puncture Models, submitted for publication, 2020.

  2. Pack,* E., Stewart, J., Rhoads, M., Knight, J., Clark-Deener, S., Schmale, D., De Vita, R., Effects of Short-term Moderate ZON Consumption on Uterosacral Ligament Elasticity in Pubertal Gilts, submitted for publication, 2020.

  3. Burks,* G., Singh, M., De Vita, R., Johnson, B., Leonessa, A., Effect of Mechanical Properties on the Dynamics of Self-oscillating Synthetic Vocal Folds, submitted for publication, 2019.

  4. Pack,* E., Stewart, J., Rhoads, M., Knight, J., De Vita, R., Clark-Deener, S., Schmale, D., Quantification of the Mycotoxins Zearalenone and Alpha-zearalenol in Swine Liver and Reproductive Tissues Using GC-MS, submitted for publication, 2020.  

  5. Huntington,* A., Donaldson,* K., De Vita, R., Contractile Properties of Vaginal Tissue, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (accepted), 2020. 

  6. 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 (published online), 2019.

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

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

  9. 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. 

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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. 

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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. 

  25. 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. 

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

  27. 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. 

  28. 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. 

  29. 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. 

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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. 

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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. 

  40. 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. 

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

  42. 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. 

  43. 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. 

  44. 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. 

  45. 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.

  46. 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

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