Representative microstructure finite elements for collagen gels

Preethi L. Chandran, Victor H Barocas

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium on Physicochemical and Electromechanical Interactions in Porous Media
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)0925-0042


  • Fiber
  • Multi-scale model
  • Network


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