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1. Young, Jennifer J. Cytoskeleton Micromechanics: A Continuum-Microscopic Approach.

Degree: Mathematics, 2010, University of North Carolina

Creating accurate, whole-cell scale models of the cytoskeleton is computationally challenging, due to the material's highly heterogeneous microstructure. Continuum-based models, homogenization methods, and coarse grained models are common modeling approaches. These methods utilize constant-in-time, average mechanical properties, whereas continuum-microscopic (CM) models utilize a microscopic model to periodically update local mechanical parameters for a macroscopic model. CM methods have been used for heterogeneous media with unchanging microstructures. This research focuses on extending a basic CM algorithm to model heterogeneous media with time-varying microstructures. Microscopic data is saved over time in the form of probability distribution functions. These PDFs are then extrapolated forward in time to predict what the microstructure will look like in the future. Keeping track of the microstructure over time allows for the accurate computation of the local mechanical parameters used in the continuum-level equations. The model was tested on a rectangular domain, representative of a cytoskeleton. Results showed that the elastic parameters computed with this algorithm are similar to those computed with a fully-microscopic simulation. Errors for continuum level variables (such as stress) in the 10% range are deemed an acceptable trade-off for the 50-75% savings in computational expense offered by this algorithm. Advisors/Committee Members: Young, Jennifer J., Mitran, Sorin.

Subjects/Keywords: College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Mathematics

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APA (6th Edition):

Young, J. J. (2010). Cytoskeleton Micromechanics: A Continuum-Microscopic Approach. (Thesis). University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:a00ea0d2-c224-4515-b9c3-8f65d76bb0c6

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Young, Jennifer J. “Cytoskeleton Micromechanics: A Continuum-Microscopic Approach.” 2010. Thesis, University of North Carolina. Accessed January 23, 2021. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:a00ea0d2-c224-4515-b9c3-8f65d76bb0c6.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Young, Jennifer J. “Cytoskeleton Micromechanics: A Continuum-Microscopic Approach.” 2010. Web. 23 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Young JJ. Cytoskeleton Micromechanics: A Continuum-Microscopic Approach. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2010. [cited 2021 Jan 23]. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:a00ea0d2-c224-4515-b9c3-8f65d76bb0c6.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Young JJ. Cytoskeleton Micromechanics: A Continuum-Microscopic Approach. [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2010. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:a00ea0d2-c224-4515-b9c3-8f65d76bb0c6

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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