Quasi-linear modeling of the viscoelastic responses of the human cervical spine in torsion


Journal Article

The dynamic torsional responses of the human cadaver cervical spine were measured in vitro. The quasi-linear formulation of time dependent behavior was used to describe these structural responses. The resulting model showed high predictive ability, reaching the 99% confidence level for 36 of 36 tests (r = 0.9288). These results and the results of earlier investigations suggest that the quasi-linear model should be considered as a model of generalized spinal kinetics.

Duke Authors

Published Date

  • December 1, 1991

Published In

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) Bed

Volume / Issue

  • 20 /

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 39

Citation Source

  • Scopus