Finite element modelling of nanoindentation based methods for mechanical properties of cells.

@article{Chen2012FiniteEM,
  title={Finite element modelling of nanoindentation based methods for mechanical properties of cells.},
  author={Jinju Chen and Guoxing Lu},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2012},
  volume={45 16},
  pages={2810-6}
}
The viscoelastic properties of the living cells are for quantifying the biomechanical effects of drug treatment, diseases and aging. Nanoindentation techniques have proven effective to characterize the viscoelastic properties of living cells. However, most studies utilized the Hertz contact model and assumed the Heaviside step loading, which does not… CONTINUE READING