Mechanics of biopolymer materials: Single chains to bulk properties

H.E. Amuasi, C. Storm

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Abstract

We outline the first stages in the multiscale modeling of biopolymer materials, starting with the statistical mechanics of single stiff chains. In the first coarse graining step, we demonstrate how to integrate out the single polymer degrees of freedom in supramolecular assemblies of such semiflexible polymers to arrive at an effective network mechanical model for the linear and nonlinear behavior of crosslinked assemblies of such polymers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling ( MMM2010), October 4-8, 2010, Freiburg, Germany
Place of PublicationFreiburg, Germany
Pages1-10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM2010), October 4-8, 2010, Freiburg, Germany - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: 4 Oct 20108 Oct 2010
http://www.mmm2010.de/

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM2010), October 4-8, 2010, Freiburg, Germany
Abbreviated titleMMM2010
CountryGermany
CityFreiburg
Period4/10/108/10/10
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