Symmetry breaking of vesicle shapes in Poiseuille flow.

@article{Farutin2011SymmetryBO,
  title={Symmetry breaking of vesicle shapes in Poiseuille flow.},
  author={Alexander Farutin and Chaouqi Misbah},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 1 Pt 1},
  pages={011902}
}
Vesicle behavior under unbounded axial Poiseuille flow is studied analytically. Our study reveals subtle features of the dynamics. It is established that there exists a stable off-centerline steady-state solution for low enough flow strength. This solution appears as a symmetry-breaking bifurcation upon lowering the flow strength and includes slipper shapes, which are characteristic of red blood cells in the microvasculature. A stable axisymmetric solution exists for any flow strength provided… CONTINUE READING

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