Musculoskeletal Modeling

  • Jiajie GuoEmail author
  • Kok-Meng Lee
Part of the Research on Intelligent Manufacturing book series (REINMA)


Employing the flexible elements and bio-joint constraints in Chap. 3, this chapter models a poultry musculo-skeleton and investigates the carcass musculoskeletal deformations under wing manipulations to facilitate the deboning of chicken breast meat. A framework of a musculoskeletal model is provided with a compliant beam model for bones and a constitutive model for tendon/ligaments. Numerical verification is presented for the compliant beam model. The soft-tissue model is validated by experiments and values of its coefficients are determined. This musculoskeletal model is employed to investigate the bio-structural deformations, and the analysis will contribute to the wing manipulator design and related controller implementation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical Science and EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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