Tensegrity in Biological Application: Cellular Tensegrity
It is not the intention of this book to discuss in depth the cellular biology and chemistry subjects, instead focus on providing the mechanical model of cells in the living creatures which can be represented by tensegrity structures. This chapter will facilitate the generation of tensegrity form which is beneficial in modeling a cellular tensegrity. In the MATLAB codes, the coordinates and connectivity information matrix are generated automatically. With the basic information of tensegrity on hand, the governing equations for the cellular mechanisms can be easily incorporated directly into the system; either static analysis (Chap. 4) or vibrational analysis (Chap. 7) can be applied.
KeywordsBiological application Cellular biochemistry Mechanical model Cell structure Cell mechanic Cytoskeleton Biotensegrity DNA
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