elastic energy

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Synonyms for elastic energy

potential energy that is stored when a body is deformed (as in a coiled spring)

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19,22) Thus, optimal musculo-articular stiffness should result in the greatest amount of elastic energy return and utilization.
Changes in the elastic properties of the musculoskeletal system and the better reuse of elastic energy that results from the stretching training appear to be responsible for the improvement in muscle strength levels (and, in particular for endurance strength) (3,12,23).
Confusion arises many times because G is not a rate in time but a rate of incremental change in internal elastic energy per unit increase in surface area.
The ability of a hyper-inflated mantle to spring back to its resting diameter in the absence of circular muscle activity (9) suggests that the IM-3 fibers store elastic energy even if not straightened completely.
Slip across a wider fault area releases elastic energy more efficiently, whereas energy consumption may have some upper limit determined by material properties.
The decreased force production after stretching is believed to be due to decreased elastic energy on the muscle-tendon unit and decreased neural sensitivity of the muscle spindles.
Although the components return their elastic energy when returning to their original shape, the returned energy is not useful anymore because it is not possible to return the energy to the user in a useful way.
1982) Combined effect of elastic energy and myoelectrical potentiation during stretch-shortening cycle exercise.
Although humans' unique ability to power high-speed throws using elastic energy may have been critical in enabling early hunting, repeated overuse of this motion can result in serious injuries in modern throwers.
When the tendon lengthens, it stores elastic energy and later returns it when the foot pushes off the ground.
4), take the form for the Burgers vector b, and the initial reserve of elastic energy in the specimen [5]
The loss of rigidity in the studied beam is considered here as the main reason of the loss of internal elastic energy, hence, the residual modal energy in the studied fibrous composite structure under cyclic loading.
In the counter movement jump during the breaking phase elastic energy is stored in the muscles and tendons and then utilised in the following propulsion (concentric) phase.