Publication
Title
Micromechanics : simulating the elastic behavior of onion epidermis tissue
Author
Abstract
A generic modeling approach is introduced that allows for dynamical simulations of cellular biological tissue. It is derived from the discrete element approach in the sense that the tissue is discretized such that histological aspects like cell geometry and the cellular arrangement within the tissue can be fully incorporated into the model. This makes dynamical simulations of arbitrarily shaped cellular tissues feasible in an elegant and a robust way. The validity of this simulation technique is demonstrated by a case study on the unicellular epidermis layer of onion (Allium cepa). The parameters of a two-dimensional model are determined using published stress-strain data from a tension test on longitudinal strips. The model is then validated quantitatively against the data for transversal strips.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of texture studies. - Westport, Conn.
Publication
Westport, Conn. : 2006
ISSN
0022-4901
Volume/pages
37:1(2006), p. 16-34
ISI
000235357700002
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 24.02.2014
Last edited 22.04.2017