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mechanical efficiency

mechanical efficiency

Popular Moral Discourse Versus Mechanical Efficiency

774 Levosimendan improves mechanical efficiency in stunned pig hearts

Effects of endotoxic shock on right ventricular systolic function and mechanical efficiency

Effects of increased afterload on left ventricular performance and mechanical efficiency are not baroreflex-mediated

Neuro-ventilatory efficiency during weaning from mechanical ventilation using neurally adjusted ventilatory assist

Maximum bite force, muscle efficiency and mechanical advantage in children with vertical growth patterns

720 Effects of endotoxin infusion on right ventricular systolic function and mechanical efficiency

492 Effects of dobutamine on ventriculo-arterial coupling and mechanical efficiency in ischaemic pigs

Relative Efficiency of Biological Transmission of Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) by Dermacentor andersoni (Acari: Ixodidae) Compared with Mechanical Transmission by Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae)

SPOONER, Henry John (1856 - 1940), formerly Director and Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The Polytechnic, Regent Street, W., 1882–1922, and President Polytechnic Engineering Society; Consulting Efficiency and Mechanical Engineer since 1884

Comparison of the Efficiency of Biological Transmission of Anaplasma marginale (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) by Dermacentor andersoni Stiles (Acari: Ixodidae) with Mechanical Transmission by the Horse Fly, Tabanus fuscicostatus Hine (Diptera: Muscidae)

 

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The ratio of the work output to work input. In studies of human movement, there are three main ways of describing mechanical efficiency during exercise: gross efficiency, net efficiency and mechanical efficiency. Gross efficiency (GE) is expressed as the percentage ratio of external work performed to the total production of energy (i.e. total energy expenditure) during the exercise: GE = W × 100/E, where W is the external work performed and E is total energy expenditure Net efficiency is expressed as the percentage ratio of work performed to the extra energy expenditure during the exercise: NE = W × 100/Ee, where e is energy expenditure at rest. Delta efficiency considers mechanical efficiency when work loads change (see delta efficiency). Net mechanical efficiency for muscle movements is generally low because of the loss of free energy as heat. Values vary for different muscles and for the different types of muscle action. The general opinion that mechanical efficiencies for muscular work are less than 25% has been challenged in recent years. A mechanical efficiency of up to 40% has been claimed for some runners. This level of efficiency was unexpected and is thought to be due to part of the energy of descent being absorbed by elastic components of joints, providing a store of free energy that can housed in the next stride (see stretch-shortening cycle). Training has a marked effect on efficiency. For example, the net efficiency of a novice swimmer maybe as low as 1%, while that of an elite swimmer may be more than four times as great.

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