The model prediction of the ramp tension and relaxation for articular cartilage under 10% tensile strain at various strain rates using a model from the literature (Eq.
). The predicted peak stress was almost the same for all strain-rates. The material properties were adopted from the literature : g
(i = 1, 2, or 3) were 0.870, 0.036 and 0.273 (dimensionless) respectively; and τ
were 10, 100 and 1000 seconds respectively.