Constitutive modeling of skeletal muscle tissue with an explicit strain-energy function

G. M. Odegard, T. L.Haut Donahue, D. A. Morrow, Kenton R. Kaufman

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While much work has previously been done in the modeling of skeletal muscle, no model has, to date, been developed that describes the mechanical behavior with an explicit strain-energy function associated with the active response of skeletal muscle tissue. A model is presented herein that has been developed to accommodate this design consideration using a robust dynamical approach. The model shows excellent agreement with a previously published model of both the active and passive length-tension properties of skeletal muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number061017
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Biomechanics
  • Hyperelasticity
  • Length-tension relationships
  • Strain-energy density
  • Transverse isotropy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology (medical)


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