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Fig. 2 | Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling

Fig. 2

From: Finite element analysis of biological soft tissue surrounded by a deformable membrane that controls transmembrane flow

Fig. 2

The flow components under the deformation. Red bold solid lines represent the flows at the membrane. Blue bold dashed lines represent the transmembrane flow, a flow velocity component perpendicular to the membrane. By setting the z-axis along the normal vector of the membrane, the transmembrane flow coincides with the flow velocity z-component wz in the initial states. However, when a large deformation occurs, the normal vector of the membrane does not coincide with one of the axes x, y (not illustrated) or z, and the transmembrane flow does not coincide with the axis component of the flow velocity wx, wy (not illustrated) or wz

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