A single integral finite strain viscoelastic model of ligaments and tendons.

  title={A single integral finite strain viscoelastic model of ligaments and tendons.},
  author={G. A. Johnson and G. A. Bligh Livesay and Savio L-Y. Woo and K. R. Rajagopal},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  volume={118 2},
A general continuum model for the nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of soft biological tissues was formulated. This single integral finite strain (SIFS) model describes finite deformation of a nonlinearly viscoelastic material within the context of a three-dimensional model. The specific form describing uniaxial extension was obtained, and the idea of conversion from one material to another (at a microscopic level) was then introduced to model the nonlinear behavior of ligaments and tendons… CONTINUE READING

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