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    I am a PhD student in Biomedical Enstitute of Bogazici University in Turkey.I am working on a detailed musculoskeletal knee model by using ADAMS and Lifemod softwares. I want to try one equivalent resultant force to represent knee extensors for simplicity at the beginning. Unfortunately i could not reach the curve equation of length-force relationship of knee extensor musculo-tendon structure for passive stretch.
    I would like to represent the knee extensor muscles as one resultant knee extensor spring-damper so i need stiffness and damping coefficients of passive muscle tendon combination or i can directly drive the force length curve function into ADAMS software.
    Any help will be appriciated

    N. Ekin Akalan MS. PT.

    Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory
    I.U. Istanbul Medical Faculty 34390 Capa/Istanbul/Turkey

    Doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering Institute
    Bogazici University 34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

    Phone: (212) 414-2000/32887 Fax: (212) 635 28 35

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