A Thermodynamic Model of Biological Body: Muscle Mechanics

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G. Brankov, N. Petrov

Central Laboratory of Biomechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

J Biomech Eng 100(1), 14-19 (Feb 01, 1978) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426183 History: Received September 06, 1977; Online October 21, 2010


The paper is an application of the theory of chemically reacting mixtures to the mechanics of active muscle. It is indicated that some empirical rheologic models can be obtained as particular cases. Viscoelastic properties of the tissue are obtained as a result of a relaxation in the binding of actin and miosin molecules.

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