Biomechanical characterization of bovine forelimb muscles

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Uniaxial mechanical testing has been applied to examine the mechanical properties of biological tissues. Previously, skeletal muscles have been rarely being examined for characterization of their mechanical properties as indicator of human or animal muscle tissue physical integrity. The uniaxial mechanical testing provides an insight on the quasi-static stress-strain relationship thus estimates values of the Young's Modulus (YM) of mechanically functioning biological specimens. This study discusses the use of uniaxial mechanical testing protocol on five different bovine forelimb muscles. The examined muscles were obtained fresh from four slaughtered bovine forelimbs and tested fresh and preconditioned using an Instron Uniaxial Testing Machine (IUTM) to determine their mechanical properties. YM values are obtained using Bluehill software attached to the IUTM and also calculated for each muscle from the slope of stress-strain curves to compare the muscle mechanical properties. The results revealed that FCR muscle has the largest YM value of 4.18±3.68 MPa while triceps muscle has the smallest YM value 0.16±0.14 MPa at a constant strain rate. YM values of the tested muscles indicate that specified muscle has its own mechanical tensile strength in optimizing their biomechanical physiological functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4550-4556
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume7
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Bovine muscle
  • Stress-strain
  • Young's modulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Biomechanical characterization of bovine forelimb muscles. / Abdalla, F. S.; K.P. Kunchi Mohamed, Faizal; Rambely, Azmin Sham.

In: Advances in Environmental Biology, Vol. 7, No. 14, 12.2013, p. 4550-4556.

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