Biological Beam Bending: How Lamprey Muscles Can Change the Viscoelastic Properties of Their Bodies

Wagenbach, Christopher.
2018

Abstract: Skeletal muscle is a biological actuator. Understanding how muscle functions has applications in the fields of robotics and prosthetics. In my work, I characterized the viscoelastic properties of the silver lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis) body such as stiffness and damping, as a function of the timing of muscle activity. I subjected the lamprey to sinusoidal bending, of different amplit... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/014508
ID: tufts:24334
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