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Dejun Jing
07-10-2006, 04:42 AM
Hello All,

I am using ABAQUS to set up a 3D finite element model of human urethra,
which includes both smooth and skeletal muscle layers.
User subroutin UMAT will be used for simulating the property of
muscle active
contraction.

Anyone has any suggestion about constitutive modeling of muscle active
contraction (especially for smooth muscle)? If you can recommend several
good references, that will be great. Thanks a lot.

Sincerely,
Derek

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