In previous study, we developed finite element models of flagella that show wavelike oscillation above certain load threshold. However, these baseline models were highly simplified and had inevitable limitations. In the current study, inter-doublet components have been meshed with finer setting to give more accurate results, multibody dynamics (translational joints) has introduced to allow more deflection, and inter-doublet materials have included viscoelasticity. Nondimensional waveform equations have been developed to find parameter values that allow larger deflection and frequencies close to actual cilia and flagella.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Hu, Gary and Bayly, Philip V., "Continued study on finite element models of flagella" (2016). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 26.