Red blood cells (RBCs) or erythrocytes are biconcave disks with diameter of 8μm and thickness of 2 μm. RBC can be considered as a nucleus free deformable capsule enclosed by a flexible membrane and consisting of an incompressible viscous fluid [8, 9]. The deformation of RBCs is thought to play a major role in both RBC dynamics and functionality. Previous studies have indicated that two important characteristics related to deformation of the RBC : i) the interior of the RBC is a liquid state that surrounded by an elastic membrane, ii) the biconcave shape of the RBC enables it to deform into a wide varieties of shapes without inducing any stresses in the cell membrane.
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Modeling of Red Blood Cell Dynamics Using Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Technique
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AlMomani, TD, Vigmostad, SC, Udaykumar, HS, & Chandran, KB. "Modeling of Red Blood Cell Dynamics Using Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Technique." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2010 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Naples, Florida, USA. June 16–19, 2010. pp. 227-228. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2010-19039
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