Multiscale modelling and simulation of the deformation and adhesion of a single gecko seta.

@article{Sauer2009MultiscaleMA,
  title={Multiscale modelling and simulation of the deformation and adhesion of a single gecko seta.},
  author={Roger A. Sauer},
  journal={Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={627-40}
}
A 3D multiscale model is presented which describes the adhesion and deformation of a gecko seta. The multiscale approach combines three models at different length scales: at the top level, on the order of several micrometers, a nonlinear finite element beam model is chosen to capture the branched microstructure of the gecko seta. At the intermediate level, on the order of several nanometers, a second finite element model is used to capture the detailed behaviour of the seta tips, the so-called… CONTINUE READING

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