A Nonlinear Rheological Model for Active and Passive Skeletal Muscle

in Journal of Applied Biomechanics
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An existing rheological model of skeletal muscle (Forcinito et al., 1998) was modified with a nonlinear Maxwell fluid element to provide a phenomenological model capable of analyzing the strain-stiffening behavior typically found in passive, and occasionally observed in active, skeletal muscle. This new model describes both active and passive muscular behavior as a combination of the behavior of each model component, without requiring prior knowledge of the force-length or force-velocity characteristics of the muscle.

Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr., Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Dept. of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706.

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