Visco-hyperelastic mechanical characterization of skeletal muscle in compression-relaxation test

Visco-hyperelastic mechanical characterization of skeletal muscle in compression-relaxation test

Naïm JalalMustapha Zidi 

EA 7377 bioingénierie, tissus et neuroplasticité (BIOTN), faculté de médecine, université Paris-Est Créteil, 8, rue du Général-Sarrail, 94010 Créteil cedex, France

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30 June 2017
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The passive visco-hyperelastic behavior of porcine skeletal muscle is studied from relaxation tests in compression. Several hyperelastic models, coupled with a Prony serial, are investigated to identify material parameters. For muscle fibers orientations at 0° and 90° with the loading direction, it is shown that the first order Ogden’s model, coupled with a second order Maxwell’s model, is adequate to reproduce the mechanical behavior of the biological tissue.


skeletal muscle, compression relaxation test, visco-hyperelasticity, material parameters identification

1. Introduction
2. Matériel et méthodes
3. Résultats et discussion
4. Limitations
5. Conclusion

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