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Parametric study of a Hill-type hyperelastic skeletal muscle model

Lu, Y. T., Beldie, L., Walker, B., Richmond, Stephen ORCID: and Middleton, John 2011. Parametric study of a Hill-type hyperelastic skeletal muscle model. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 225 (H5) , pp. 437-447. 10.1177/2041303310392632

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Hill's one-dimensional three-element model has often been used for formulating a three dimensional skeletal muscle constitutive model, which generally involves several material parameters. However, only few of these parameters have physical meanings and can be experimentally determined. In this paper, a parametric study of a Hill-type hyperelastic skeletal muscle model is performed. First, the Hill-type hyperelastic skeletal muscle model is formulated, containing 13 material parameters. The values or value ranges of these parameters are discussed. The muscle model is then used to predict the behaviour of New Zealand white rabbit hind leg muscle tibialis anterior and a sensitivity study of several parameters is performed. Results show that some parameters in the muscle model can be experimentally determined, some parameters have their own value ranges and the muscle model can predict the experimental data by tuning the parameters within their value ranges. The results from the sensitivity study can help understand how some parameters influence the total muscle stress.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
ISSN: 0954-4119
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 13:58

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