Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
A biofilm is a slimy colony of bacteria and the materials they secrete, collectively called “extracellular polymeric substances (EPS)”. The EPS consists mostly of bio-polymers, which cross link into a network that behave viscoelastically under deformation. We propose a single-fluid multi-component phase field model of biofilms that captures this behavior, then use numerical simulations on GPUs to investigate the biofilm’s growth and its hydrodynamics properties.
Seeluangsawat, P.(2011). 3-D Computational Investigation of Viscoelastic Biofilms using GPUs. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4648