Analytical solutions for shear deformation and flow of red cell membrane.


Journal Article

Studies of red blood cell deformation have shown that there are a number of membrane material properties that affect the deformation process. In this paper various types of deformation are modeled using geometrical and constitutive simplifications so that the effect of intrinsic elastic and viscous membrane properties and of major geometric constraints is made obvious while other factors are ignored. To this end, numerical solutions are shunned in favor of exact analytical ("closed-form") solutions to simple and basic membrane deformation problems in order to reveal functional dependence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hochmuth, RM; Berk, DA

Published Date

  • February 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 2 - 9

PubMed ID

  • 6727309

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6727309

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-8951

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-0731

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1115/1.3138452


  • eng