Rui Gu


Tracking Vesicle-Vesicle Adhesions Using Multiple Phase Field Functions


A phase field model for simulating the adhesion between two vesicles is constructed. Two phase field functions are intro- duced to simulate each of the two vesicles. An energy model is defined which accounts for the elastic bending energy of each vesicle, the contact potential energy between the two vesicles, and the vesicle volume and surface area constraints through a penalty method.