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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (2): jeb242954.
Published: 20 January 2022
... offers novel evidence of a functionally similar energy storage mechanism, operating irrespective of body size or tendon thickness, across the distal muscle–tendon units of both small and large bipedal hoppers. Strain energy Bipedal hopping Ankle extensor tendons Elastic modulus National...
J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (19): 3128–3137.
Published: 1 October 2015
... extensibility typical of mucus. In tensile tests, it sustains an average peak stress of 101 kPa, and fails at an average strain of 9.5. This gives the gel toughness; it requires much greater strain energy to fracture than most gels. This toughness may arise from a double-network type mechanism...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (15): 2211–2216.
Published: 1 August 2002
... produced and the energy consumed by the muscles. Lengthening (eccentric)contractions result in the greatest muscle forces at the lowest relative energetic costs. Eccentric contractions play a key role in storing elastic strain energy which, when recovered in subsequent contractions, has been shown...