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Simulation of Deformation of Red Blood Cells

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Dewei Qi

Department

Chemical and Paper Engineering

Presentation Date

4-24-2015

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

Using simulation to discuss the deformation of cells is not only efficient, but also inexpensive. In this study, a red blood cell (RBC) model is introduced which is simple but rigorous. This RBC model has been stretched to examine its properties and its results agree well with an experiment which was conducted in 2003. Therefore, the model allows researchers to conduct studies related to deformation of RBCs or investigate properties of RBCs. Based on this RBC model, we can couple it with the computational fluid dynamics to investigate the interaction between cells and flows, as well as mimic other cells with minor modifications in the future.

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