Anisotropic compressive properties of passive porcine muscle tissue.

  title={Anisotropic compressive properties of passive porcine muscle tissue.},
  author={Renee Brook Pietsch and Benjamin B. Wheatley and Tammy Lynn Haut Donahue and Ryan Gilbrech and Rajkumar Prabhu and Jun Liao and Lakiesha N. Williams},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  volume={136 11}
The body has approximately 434 muscles, which makes up 40-50% of the body by weight. Muscle is hierarchical in nature and organized in progressively larger units encased in connective tissue. Like many soft tissues, muscle has nonlinear visco-elastic behavior, but muscle also has unique characteristics of excitability and contractibility. Mechanical testing of muscle has been done for crash models, pressure sore models, back pain, and other disease models. The majority of previous biomechanical… CONTINUE READING