On the equilibrium equation for a generalized biological membrane energy by using a shape optimization approach

A. Laadhari, C. Misbah, P. Saramito

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Abstract

A mechanical equilibrium equation of a vesicle membrane under a generalized elastic bending energy is obtained in this paper. Moreover, the derivation of this equilibrium equation is based on some shape optimization tools. This approach is new and more concise than the tensorial tools used previously for this problem.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1567-1572
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Volume239
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Helfrich energy
  • Red cell membrane
  • Shape optimization
  • Vesicle shape

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