Computation of local elastic and torsional properties of soft hydrogels

Uday Chippada, Penelope Georges, Xue Jiang, Lulu Li, Bernard Yurke, Noshir A. Langrana

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Abstract

A new technique to measure the mechanical properties of soft hydrogels is presented. The values obtained from this method matched well with the values obtained from rheometer tests. This technique allows us to explore the local properties dynamically, for example it can be employed for collagen gels whose properties change with temperature. Also stiffness changes by the addition of crosslinks in DNA gels can be measured on the fly. This technique can be extended to be used in the presence of cells, to observe the effect of the substrate stiffness on cell behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008
Pages293-294
Number of pages2
EditionPART A
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event10th ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008 - Marco Island, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2008Jun 29 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008
NumberPART A

Other

Other10th ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008
CountryUnited States
CityMarco Island, FL
Period6/25/086/29/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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