Effect of the natural state of an elastic cellular membrane on tank-treading and tumbling motions of a single red blood cell.

@article{Tsubota2010EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the natural state of an elastic cellular membrane on tank-treading and tumbling motions of a single red blood cell.},
  author={Ken-ichi Tsubota and Shigeo Wada},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1 Pt 1},
  pages={011910}
}
A two-dimensional computer simulation model was proposed for tank-treading and tumbling motions of an elastic biconcave red blood cell (RBC) under steady shear flow. The RBC model consisted of an outer cellular membrane and an inner fluid; the membrane's elastic properties were modeled by springs for stretch/compression and bending to consider the membrane's natural state in a practical manner. Membrane deformation was coupled with incompressible viscous flow of the inner and outer fluids of… CONTINUE READING