A three-dimensional model of skeletal muscle tissues

  title={A three-dimensional model of skeletal muscle tissues},
  author={Javier A. Almonacid and Sebasti'an A. Dom'inguez-Rivera and Ryan N. Konno and Nilima Nigam and Stephanie A. Ross and Cassidy Tam and James M. Wakeling},
Skeletal muscles are living tissues that can undergo large deformations in short periods of time and that can be activated to produce force. In this paper we use the principles of continuum mechanics to propose a dynamic, fully non-linear, and three-dimensional model to describe the deformation of these tissues. We model muscles as a fibre-reinforced composite and transversely isotropic material. We introduce a flexible computational framework to approximate the deformations of skeletal muscle to… 

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