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Network formation and percolation: biomaterial-inspired probabilistic modeling
Author(s): Y.-B. Yi; H. Wang; Ann Marie Sastry; L. Lamberson
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Paper Abstract

The extracellular layers of the sea urchin egg are used as a model system for understanding the role of stochastically-placed fibers in providing reinforcement. We present preliminary results of deformation of the egg, and, at a smaller scale, some results on percolation modeling of fibrous materials to determine percolation points in closed-form. We suggest some general methodologies for analysis of extracellular matrices based on this work, with implications for design in engineered structures.

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Date Published: 9 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4698, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (9 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475067
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Y.-B. Yi, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
H. Wang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Ann Marie Sastry, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
L. Lamberson, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4698:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan, Editor(s)

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