- Evans, E.A. and Hochmuth, R.M., Membrane viscoplastic flow,
Biophys. J. (USA), vol. 16 no. 1
pp. 13 - 26 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
A theory of viscoplasticity formulated by Prager and Hohenemser (1932) is developed for a two-dimensional membrane surface and applied to the analysis of the flow of `microtethers' pulled from red blood cells attached to glass substrates. The viscoplastic flow involves two intrinsic material constants: yield shear and surface viscosity
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