Application of Chimera Grid to Modelling Cell Motion and Aggregation in a Narrow Tube
A computational scheme using the Chimera grid method is presented for simulation of three-dimensional motion and aggregation of two red blood cells (RBCs) in a narrow tube. The cells are modelled as rigid ellipsoidal particles; the computational scheme is applicable to deformable fluid-filled particles. Attractive energy between two RBCs is modelled by a depletion interaction theory and used for simulating aggregation of two cells. Through the simulation, we show that the Chimera grid method is applicable to the simulation of three-dimensional motion and aggregation of multiple RBCs in a microvessel and microvascular network.
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Chung, Bong Jae; Johnson, P. C.; and Popel, A. S., "Application of Chimera Grid to Modelling Cell Motion and Aggregation in a Narrow Tube" (2007). Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 19.