Biomechanical properties of the penis
So we all know that the penis is essentially a sponge with a semi-elastic jacket that allows it to hold form when erect. Biomechanically, the important aspect of that jacket is the tunica. I recently stumbled onto an interesting study that did research on Peyronie’s disease, linked below. Par for the discussion is reading of the study linked below, and doing a bit of your own research. Given that the study below deals with technical analysis, an understanding of engineering and calculus would be useful.
This article makes for a very interesting read because the authors actually did biomechanical modelling of the penis. For all exercises that expand the penis via increasing blood volume, this is very relevant. The blood volume increase in the penis puts a direct stress on the tunica, and by forcing in more blood, the stress on the tunica exceeds what is natural. The researchers modeled the normal stress and volume of the penis in both flaccid and erect states, making some assumptions along the way.
What is of interest is the equations and geometries given in the study, and how they modeled the stresses of the tunica. Because they don’t know much about how the penis deforms, they base their modelling on other known tissue and estimate. Given what our vets know from experience, does anyone think there is a way to mathematically optimize one’s own routine to push just right?
Also, in various other studies, I have read that the composition of the tunica in mammalian penises consists of orthogonal fibers. This make-up of orthogonal-reinforcement is very effective. The modern design of the plastic soda bottle actually relies on the same design concept, that is, to have polymers laid out in a matrix so that the molecule fibers are orthogonal to one another. This facilitates a cyclical re-enforcement when the plastic on the bottle has a stress load put onto it.
Originally when plastic bottles were being invented, many trials worked with parallel polymer matrices, but these always snapped too soon in stress strain testing. The breakthrough came when a orthogonal [cross-hatch] pattern was used in the polymer matrix. It turns out that as the polymer is pulled in one direction, the orthogonal fibers would push the fibers parallel to the pull, which would cause them to resist expansion. This reinforcement would occur both ways on a molecular level, giving the material a great dynamic strength.
Clearly, nature’s design of the tunica implemented that idea eons earlier with the cross-hatch nature of the fibers that bind the CC and CS. Noting the similarity in these matrices on a philosophical design level, I half wonder if a plastic bottle could be used as a rudimentary model for the tunica. Again on a purely experimental line of reasoning, and not one to base PE off of, I half wonder if an efficient method for using pressure to expand a plastic bottle could be applied to methods used to stretch the tunica while avoiding injury. Just a thought. -Yaog
I would post this thread in a better forum that directly deals with anatomy and scientific inquiry into PE, but I only have access to the newbie forum for throad posting. I’m not entirely sure where the best place on Thunder’s would be for a rather technical anatomic discussion, either.
Last edited by yaog : 12-26-2005 at .