2012 Young Researchers Workshop:
Kinetic Description of Multiscale Phenomena

A mesoscopic scale, particle interaction model for simulation of biological fiber networks.

Ricardo Alonso

Rice University


Dynamic, cross-linked, biological fiber networks play major roles in cell and tissue function. They are challenging structures to model due to the vast number of components and the complexity of the interactions within the structure. We present here a particle-based model for fiber networks, where fibers are modeled as point particles and cross-link interactions are modeled via distance-based potential functions.