Mechanics of microfilaments networks : a cross-scales study

Li, Tong, Gu, YuanTong, & Zhang, Bao Cheng (2014) Mechanics of microfilaments networks : a cross-scales study. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553, pp. 310-315.

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Abstract

The mechanical properties of microfilament networks are systematically summarized at different special scales in this paper. We have presented the mechanical models of single microfilaments and microfilament networks at microscale. By adopting a coarse-grained simulation strategy, the mechanical stability of microfilaments related cellular structures are analysed. Structural analysis is conducted to microfilament networks to understand the stress relaxation under compression. The nanoscale molecular mechanisms of the microfilaments deformation is also summarized from the viewpoint of molecular dynamics simulation. This paper provides the fundaments of multiscale modelling framework for the mechanical behaviours simulation of hierarchical microfilament networks.

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ID Code: 72172
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Actin, Coarse-Grained, Continuum Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Microfilament, Molecular Dynamics
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.310
ISSN: 1660-9336
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Biological Physics (029901)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Trans Tech Publications (TTP)
Deposited On: 28 May 2014 22:30
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 10:21

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