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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Klöppel, Th.; Wall, W.A. 
Title:
A novel two-layer, coupled finite element approach for modeling the nonlinear elastic and viscoelastic behavior of human erythrocytes 
Abstract:
A novel finite element approach is presented to simulate the mechanical behavior of human red blood cells (RBC, erythrocytes). As the RBC membrane comprises a phospholipid bilayer with an intervening protein network, we propose to model the membrane with two distinct layers. The quite complex characteristics of the very thin lipid bilayer are represented by special incompressible solid shell elements and an anisotropic viscoelastic constitutive model. Properties of the protein network are modele...    »
 
Keywords:
Red blood cells; Finite Elements; Cell Membrane; Laser traps; Fluid-structure interaction 
Dewey Decimal Classification:
620 Ingenieurwissenschaften 
Journal title:
Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
10 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
445-459 
Reviewed:
ja 
Language:
en 
Status:
Verlagsversion / published 
Semester:
SS 10 
Format:
Text