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Dynamic tensile properties of the plantaris tendon of sheep (Ovis aries).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7288354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The stresses applied during fast locomotion are sufficient to stretch the tendon far into the linear region of the load-extension plot. 2. The tangent modulus in the linear region is about 1.65 GN.m-2 and is independent of frequency for oscillations in the range 0.22 to 11 Hz. 3. Internal damping dissipates about 7% of the mechanical energy applied during oscillations. The load range (0 to about 1 kN) and frequencies (0.22 to 11 Hz) were comparable to those arising during locomotion. 4. The rate of rise of temperature, during the initial period of an oscillation, was consistent with the mechanical measurement of power loss. 5. The dynamic mechanical properties are appropriate for the hypothesis of energy saving by storage in tendons during fast locomotion.
R F Ker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of experimental biology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0022-0949     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-12-15     Completed Date:  1981-12-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243705     Medline TA:  J Exp Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-302     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Energy Metabolism
Models, Biological
Sheep / physiology*
Tendons / physiology*
Tensile Strength

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