Zakaria Boujja


2D simulation of Red Blood Cells in Capillaries


The model used in our 2D simulation is the Giant Unilamellar Vesicle (GUV) model. The membrane curvature force will be calculated with the Helfrich elasticity theory. The numerical resolution will give us the vesicle shape as function of two characteristic numbers the Capillary number (Ck) and the Confinement (Cn). We focused our study in a particularly interesting shape which has a motion like flagella, and so-called "Snaking Shape".