Evaluating the viscoelastic properties of biological tissues in a new way

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In this paper, a new method for evaluating the viscoelastic properties of biological tissues such as tendons and ligaments is presented. This method obtains the complex modulus of these tissues to characterize their viscoelastic properties. With this method, the stresses and strains measured in time are first transformed (using FFT), and the complex modulus is then obtained. The complex modulus contains sufficient information about the viscoelastic characteristics of the biological tissues. With this method, the mechanical properties of biological tissues can be measured without making apriori assumptions regarding their structures, and the measurements can be made in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • Biological tissues
  • Complex modulus
  • Fast fourier transform
  • Viscoelastic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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