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dc.contributor.advisorLyons, Garry
dc.contributor.authorVan Loocke, Mélanie
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-03T15:43:07Z
dc.date.available2017-01-03T15:43:07Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationMélanie Van Loocke, 'Passive mechanical properties of skeletal muscle in compression', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2007, pp 228
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8304
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/78643
dc.description.abstractThe compressive properties of skeletal muscle are of prime interest in applications where muscle tissue is submitted to compressive loads; e.g., to improve the design of protective equipment for vehicular occupants, to improve the biofidelity of simulation tools for surgical procedures or to investigate pressure sore formation. However, little data is available to characterise muscle tissue in compression. The aim of this study was therefore to advance the knowledge of passive skeletal muscle compressive behaviour using a combined experimental and theoretical approach. Uniaxial unconfined compression experiments were conducted on animal skeletal muscle in order to characterise the elastic and viscoelastic properties of the tissue. The experimental protocol consisted of quasi-static ramps, stress-relaxation and cyclic compression tests performed at various rates and various orientations of the muscle fibres.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb13220007
dc.subjectMechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titlePassive mechanical properties of skeletal muscle in compression
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 228
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