Finite element modelling of cell wall properties for onion epidermis using a fibre-reinforced hyperelastic model

Ming Qian#, Darren M. Wells, Arthur Jones & Adib Becker

A combined finite element method and inverse modelling approach is used to model the mechanical deformation of onion epidermis. A fibre-reinforced hyperelastic composite material model considering the fibre distribution has been used to simulate the mechanical behaviour of samples under tension. The mechanical parameters of onion epidermis are determined using an inverse modelling approach. The simulated results show a good correlation with experimental observations.

Journal of Structural Biology 172 (3), 300-304

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