Title

Sensitivity Analysis of Hill Muscle Parameters

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2-1-2004

Publication Title

6th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

Abstract

A computational, rigid body model of a 50th percentile male head and neck utilizing 15 Hill Muscle pairs is used to study the sensitivity of Hill Muscle Model parameters. A 15g linear acceleration is applied within the transverse plane at the lowest vertebral level of the neck (T1). The resultant linear acceleration of the head is analyzed. In response is minimally affected. The peak accelerations did change, and in the case of varying muscle activation, the peak acceleration changed significantly, 36%. Each of the other parameter variations affected the peak acceleration of the head by less than 5%. Overall, the muscle activation parameter has the most significant influence on the response of the system.

Comments

Madrid, Spain

Rights

© 2004 IDMEC

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