Numerous experiments reported in the biomechanical literature have shown that soft tissues are highly nonlinear viscoelastic materials. Attempts to model their mechanical behaviour have led to different kinds of mathematical relationships depending on the approach adopted. The use of these models for the realistic simulation of skeletal soft tissues requires basic knowledge of the theory of nonlinear mechanics as well as knowledge of the associated incremental finite element methods. This report provides an overview of the available models in light of theoretical mechanics and finite element methods. for the realistic simulation of the human muscles, tendons and skin.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18155 EN (1998) 169pp.
Availability: Available from Springer Verlag, Postfach 10643, Berlin (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-540-63742-7
Record Number: 199810349 / Last updated on: 1998-03-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en