Numerical simulation of adhesion of cells in micro channels using the MPS method

Yukihito Suzuki*, Masaki Koishikawa, Seiichi Koshizuka, Takuji Okamoto, Naotsugu Kaneko, Atsuko Takamatsu, Teruo Fujii

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The MPS method is a particle method which simulates motion of continua with a finite number of particles. Thus it is relatively easy to simulate complex flows such as those in a bioreactor in which the geometry of flow is continuously modified by adhesion of cells. In this study, flows with adhesion of cells in a micro channel are simulated using the MPS method. The adhesion pattern of cells is well reproduced by the simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2109-2116
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-fluid mechanics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Micro flow
  • Particle method
  • Viscous flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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