Development of Model Cell Based on the Myocardial Cell Experiments and Simulations
As one kind of the most important cells in human body, myocardial cell becomes the focus of attention, not only the biologist but also the researchers of mechanics. A new viscoelastic constitutive model of the living myocardial cell is developed based on the micropipette suction experiment in which the surface of the cell is aspirated into a small glass tube while tracking the leading edge of its surface. Some numerical simulations are presented by finite element to model the whole process of micropipette suction of the myocardial cell. Meanwhile, a model cell with both mechanical behavior and physiological function is being developed, to prove the viscoelastic constitutive model and to predict more results of myocardial cell under different physiology conditions.
Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim
T. Tang et al., "Development of Model Cell Based on the Myocardial Cell Experiments and Simulations", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 907-910, 2006