Numerical Modeling of Force-Stiffness Response of Cross-Linked Actin Networks Using Tensegrity Systems

A three-dimensional tensegrity structure is used as a computational model for cross-linked actin networks. The postbuckling behavior of the members under compression is considered and the constitutive relation of the postbuckling members is modeled as a second-order polynomial. A numerical scheme in...

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Main Authors: Xian Xu, Yafeng Wang, Yaozhi Luo
Format: Article
Published: Hindawi Limited 2015-01-01
Series:Mathematical Problems in Engineering
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