Multiscale analysis of the coupled effects governing the movement of interstitial fluid in cortical bone

  • Thibault Lemaire
  • Salah NaïliEmail author
  • Agnès Rémond
Original paper


A multiscale approach (periodic homogenization) is carried out to model osteon’s behaviour, and especially the coupled phenomena that govern its interstitial fluid movement. Actions of electro-osmotic and osmotic motions in addition to the classical Poiseuille flow are studied at the mesoscale of the canaliculus and within the micropores of the collagen-apatite matrix. Use of this fully coupled modelling leads to a comparison of these different effects. Limitation of a classical Darcian description of the fluid flow at the two scales is so studied. For each of these studies a special attention is given to the pore’s geometry influence and to their electrical and hydraulic properties


Cortical Bone Upscaling Hydraulic Gradient Multiscale Analysis Streaming Potential 
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  • Thibault Lemaire
    • 1
  • Salah Naïli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Agnès Rémond
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique Physique, CNRS UMR 7052 B2OA Faculté des Sciences et TechnologieUniversité Paris XII-Val de MarneCréteil CédexFrance

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