Journal article

A phenomenological model for estimating metabolic energy consumption in muscle contraction

LJ Bhargava, MG Pandy, FC Anderson

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

A phenomenological model for muscle energy consumption was developed and used in conjunction with a simple Hill-type model for muscle contraction. The model was used to address two questions. First, can an empirical model of muscle energetics accurately represent the total energetic behavior of frog muscle in isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic contractions? And second, how does such a model perform in a large-scale, multiple-muscle model of human walking? Four simulations were conducted with frog sartorius muscle under full excitation: an isometric contraction, a set of isotonic contractions with the muscle shortening a constant distance under various applied loads, a set of isotonic contra..

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