Partner: R. Hose

Conference abstracts
1.Postek E., Smallwood R., Hose R., Finite deformation based model of cytoskeleton, ICCB2009, IV International Congress on Computational Bioengineering including the first European Symposium on Biomedical Integrative Research , 2009-09-16/09-18, Bertinoro (IT), DOI: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/2646, pp.53-53, 2009

The cytoskeleto is modelled as a tensegrity structure. It consists of tendons and struts [Stamenovic, 2005]. The basic tensegrity structures are developed from icosahedron.
The cells undergo finite deformations behaviour and their response to loading conditions is visco-elastic,
These types of structures are sensitive to initial prestressing what it intuitively natural since without the initial stress state they would not exist, The other factors affecting the mechanical behaviour of the cell are constitutive parameters and positions of the nodes, in fact, the shape of the cell.


cytoskeleton, visco-elasticity, finite strains, prestressing

Postek E.-IPPT PAN
Smallwood R.-other affiliation
Hose R.-other affiliation