We present a method for simulation of collagen gels and more generally for materials comprised of a fibrillar network. The method solves a representative microstructural problem on each finite element in lieu of a constitutive equation. The method captures key features of microstructural rearrangement while maintaining the ability to perform simulations on the (large) functional length scale.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||IUTAM Symposium on Physicochemical and Electromechanical Interactions in Porous Media|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2005|
|Name||Solid Mechanics and its Applications|
- Multi-scale model