Nonlocal Effect on Stiffness Measurements of a Collagen Molecule.

  title={Nonlocal Effect on Stiffness Measurements of a Collagen Molecule.},
  author={Victor Birman},
  journal={Journal of applied mechanics},
  volume={82 3},
Accurate modeling of collagen molecules including their stiffness is essential for our understanding of mechanics of collagen fibers and tissues where these fibers play a prominent role. Studies of mechanical properties of collagen molecules employing various experimental methods and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations yield a broad range of values of the modulus of elasticity. The effect of nonlocal elasticity on the molecule stiffness derived from experiments and simulations is assessed in… CONTINUE READING