Stiffening response of a cellular tensegrity model.

  title={Stiffening response of a cellular tensegrity model.},
  author={S. Wendling and Christian Oddou and Daniel Isabey},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={196 3},
Living cells exhibit, as most biological tissues, a stiffening (strain-hardening) response which reflects the nonlinearity of the stress-strain relationship. Tensegrity structures have been proposed as a comprehensive model of such a cell's mechanical response. Based on a theoretical model of a 30-element tensegrity structure, we propose a quantitative analysis of its nonlinear mechanical behavior under static conditions and large deformations. This study provides theoretical foundation to the… CONTINUE READING

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