A model of muscle-tendon function in the human walking


  • Rodica Ioan Insitute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania / Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania
  • Iulian Girip Insitute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Ligia Munteanu Insitute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Nicoleta Nedelcu Insitute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Valeria Mosnegutu Insitute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Veturia Chiroiu Insitute of Solid Mechanics of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania


Muscle-tendon function, Walking, Elasticity


The goal of this study is to model the muscle-tendon function as observed in the human walking. The muscle-tendon units dorsiflex the ankle, flex and extend the knee and also accelerate the joint motions. A spring model is proposed to describe the action of a unit muscle-tendon in a gait cycle of human walking. The role of the elasticity in the muscle-tendon unit activity is taken over by the set of the springs in the network model.


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