Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 1205–1220

Three-dimensional surface geometries of the rabbit soleus muscle during contraction: input for biomechanical modelling and its validation

Authors

    • Institute of Solid MechanicsTechnische Universität Braunschweig
  • Kay Leichsenring
    • Institute of Motion ScienceFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Christine Weichert
    • Institute of Solid MechanicsTechnische Universität Braunschweig
  • Maike Sturmat
    • Institute of Solid MechanicsTechnische Universität Braunschweig
  • Philipp Schenk
    • Institute of Motion ScienceFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Reinhard Blickhan
    • Institute of Motion ScienceFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Tobias Siebert
    • Institute of Motion ScienceFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    • University of StuttgartDepartment of Sport and Motion Science
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10237-013-0476-1

Cite this article as:
Böl, M., Leichsenring, K., Weichert, C. et al. Biomech Model Mechanobiol (2013) 12: 1205. doi:10.1007/s10237-013-0476-1

Abstract

There exists several numerical approaches to describe the active contractile behaviour of skeletal muscles. These models range from simple one-dimensional to more advanced three-dimensional ones; especially, three-dimensional models take up the cause of describing complex contraction modes in a realistic way. However, the validation of such concepts is challenging, as the combination of geometry, material and force characteristics is so far not available from the same muscle. To this end, we present in this study a comprehensive data set of the rabbit soleus muscle consisting of the muscles’ characteristic force responses (active and passive), its three-dimensional shape during isometric, isotonic and isokinetic contraction experiments including the spatial arrangement of muscle tissue and aponeurosis–tendon complex, and the fascicle orientation throughout the whole muscle at its optimal length. In this way, an extensive data set is available giving insight into the three-dimensional geometry of the rabbit soleus muscle and, further, allowing to validate three-dimensional numerical models.

Keywords

Three-dimensional geometryRabbit soleus muscleMuscle geometryMuscle data set Model validation

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