Effects of control strategies on stress development in skeletal structures

Alan Barhorst, Lawrence Schovanec

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An attempt was made to relate muscolotendon dynamics and neurological controls to a continuum analysis of bone in order to show how the effects of muscular control affect the development of stress and strain in skeletal members. This was achieved by incorporating standard Hill-type models of musculotendon actuators into mathematical models of human motion. Within this framework, the effect of optimal control strategies upon stress development was determined by formulating a linear quadratic regulator problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 American Control Conference - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: May 8 2002May 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2002 American Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK


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