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Biomechanical Models for Soft Tissue Simulation

  • Walter Maurel
  • Daniel Thalmann
  • Yin Wu
  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

Part of the Esprit Basic Research Series book series (ESPRIT BASIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Walter Maurel, Daniel Thalmann, Yin Wu, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 1-23
  3. Walter Maurel, Daniel Thalmann, Yin Wu, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 25-49
  4. Walter Maurel, Daniel Thalmann, Yin Wu, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 51-78
  5. Walter Maurel, Daniel Thalmann, Yin Wu, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 79-120
  6. Walter Maurel, Daniel Thalmann, Yin Wu, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 121-140
  7. Walter Maurel, Daniel Thalmann, Yin Wu, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 141-169
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 171-174

About this book

Introduction

Numerous experiments reported in the biomechanical literature have shown that soft tissues are highly nonlinear viscoelastic materials. Attempts to model their mechanical behaviour have led to different kinds of mathematical relationships depending on the approach adopted. The use of these models for the realistic simulation of skeletal soft tissues requires basic knowledge of the theory of nonlinear mechanics as well as knowledge of the associated incremental finite element methods. Although many documents have been published in these different areas, few of them give enough details to understand how the models are related to the underlying mechanical theory and how incremental methods are applied to achieve finite element simulations.
This report has been developed, as part of the European Esprit project CHARM, to provide an overview of the available models in light of theoretical mechanics and finite element methods, for the realistic simulation of the human muscles, tendons and skin.

Keywords

Biomechanics Biomechanik Computer animation o fthe human musculoskeletal systems Computeranimation des menschlichen Körpers Dynamics Finite Elemente Finite elements animation computer animation finite element method modeling simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Maurel
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 1
  • Yin Wu
    • 2
  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Graphics LabSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.MIRALab, Department of Information SystemsUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03589-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03591-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03589-4
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