The pipette aspiration testing technique is considered, and the elastic half-space model, which was originally introduced in the isotropic incompressible case, is revisited and generalized for the case of transverse isotropy. Asymptotic solutions are obtained in the two limiting cases of a wide and a narrow pipette.
- Received July 12, 2016.
- Accepted September 1, 2016.
- © 2016 The Author(s)
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