Viscoelastic characterization of soft micropillars for cellular mechanics study

I. Kuan Lin, Yen Ming Liao, Kuo Shen Chen, Xin Zhang

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Abstract

The mechanical properties of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) were characterized by using uniaxial compression and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) as well as finite element simulation methods. A five-parameter linear solid model was used to emulate the mechanical behavior of PDMS. The study results indicated that the effect of viscoelasticity affected the PDMS micropillar arrays significantly. The conventional approach for calculating the cellular force basing on the linear elastic mechanics could result in considerable errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages278-280
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Event12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Oct 122008 Oct 16

Other

Other12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period08-10-1208-10-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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