A structural model of passive skeletal muscle shows two reinforcement processes in resisting deformation.

@article{Gindre2013ASM,
  title={A structural model of passive skeletal muscle shows two reinforcement processes in resisting deformation.},
  author={Juliette Gindre and Michael Takaza and Kevin Mattheus Moerman and Ciaran K. Simms},
  journal={Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={84-94}
}
Passive skeletal muscle derives its structural response from the combination of the titin filaments in the muscle fibres, the collagen fibres in the connective tissue and incompressibility due to the high fluid content. Experiments have shown that skeletal muscle tissue presents a highly asymmetrical three-dimensional behaviour when passively loaded in tension or compression, but structural models predicting this are not available. The objective of this paper is to develop a mathematical model… CONTINUE READING