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A two component red blood cell model for single cell mechanic

Ahmad, Ida Laila and Ahmad, Mohd Ridzuan (2015) A two component red blood cell model for single cell mechanic. In: International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2015 (IC3E 2015), 10-11 August 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.


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This work presents the deformation of red blood cell (RBC) as it travels in a microchannel using a theoretical model. The developed model predicts the deformation experienced by the RBC when exposed to shear stresses (fluid) as a function of mechanical properties. RBC is known to be a biconcave disk and is modeled as a liquid enclosed with a solid membrane. Therefore it is appropriate to model the RBC as a two component models consists of membrane and cytoplasm. The membrane, assumed to behave as an nearly incompressible material shows hyperelastic response to bending and shearing while the cytoplasm exhibits homogeneous Newtonian fluid properties. The model parameters were determined from the experimental measurements and comparison were made. Agreement in terms of hyperelasticity, deformation rate and stress distribution were found with previous researches.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: red blood cell; theoretical model; membrane; cytoplasm; hyperelasticity
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 06:56
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 06:56
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7201
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