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Advances in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering

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Buckling Behaviour of Protein Microtubules

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Ali Farajpour1, Mergen H Ghayesh1*, Hamed Farokhi2, Alireza Gholipour1 and Harry J Carpenter1

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    • 1School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia
    • 2Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, North Umbria University, UK

    *Corresponding author: Mergen H Ghayesh, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia

Received: April 26, 2019;   Published: May 08, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/ARME.2019.02.000129

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Protein microtubules take part in several cellular activities including mitosis, cell movement and migration. During these cellular activities, they can be subject to various types of external loading and pressure. In this study, the bucking of protein microtubules obtained via scale-dependent continuum models are investigated. Several continuum-based formulations, which have been proposed for the buckling of protein microtubules, are reviewed briefly. Finally, the effects of surface elastic properties on the growth rate of buckling in protein microtubules are studied.

Keywords: Protein microtubules; Buckling; Axial loading; Size effects

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