A simple anatomical model of muscle, and the effects of internal pressure
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between the structure of muscle and its function, especially with regard to the influence of the internal pressure when a muscle contracts. A model is constructed based on the anatomy of muscle. For difference shapes of muscle, but of equal volume, the muscle features (i.e. force exerted etc.) are computed after every contraction step. A function for the internal pressure is also calculated. The internal pressure influences the structure of the muscle which also depends in a certain way upon the function of the muscle.
KeywordsMuscle Fiber Internal Pressure Total Work Single Muscle Fiber Outer Fiber
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