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Thin-film flow beneath a vesicle during adhesion processes

Blount, Maurice J., Miksis, Michael J. and Davis, Stephen H. 2015. Thin-film flow beneath a vesicle during adhesion processes. Procedia IUTAM 16 , pp. 33-40. 10.1016/j.piutam.2015.03.005

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Lubrication theory is used to model the dynamics of a vesicle as it adheres to a rigid horizontal substrate. Travelling-wave solutions are obtained and used to estimate the spreading of the vesicle along the substrate. The results are compared with boundary-integral simulations, and good agreement is demonstrated in cases where the vesicle's shape is already close to its equilibrium shape. In the more general case, there is a transient motion that is not described by scalings obtained using lubrication theory.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2210-9838
Funders: National Institutes of Health (US), National Science Foundation (US)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 March 2019
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 11:15

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