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    Hi all,

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    Dear Biomechanists,

    I am currently involved with developing a computer
    model for the
    movement of the thigh. I need to simulate the force
    that each muscle exerts
    in order to bring about flexion, extension, abduction
    and adduction. I
    am having a problem with trying to find a model that
    can be used to
    model the muscle. I have the force length, force
    velocity and force
    activation curves(from Winter 1990 and Zajac 1989)
    along with the peak isometric contraction(based on the
    PCSA from Dostal and Andrews 1982)of thigh muscles.
    I also have a Hill type and Huxley type model for the
    muscle mechanics from Zajac and a book called
    Theoretical Consideration of Skeletal Muscle. I am
    just not sure how i would use this information in a
    commercial type package like ADAM to simulate movement
    at the hip joint.

    I would appreciate any help

    Thank you for your responses


    Alireza Abouhossein

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