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Why did we assume the material to be isotropic and

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Unformatted text preview: investigate structures both inside the cell and outside the cell membrane. Inside a cell—Golgi bodies, centrioles Cell membrane—Microtubule (tubulin protein structure) (3) In this lab, we assumed the material of the bone to be isotropic. Why did we assume the material to be isotropic and can we assume this when we start to model various microscopic structures at the cellular level? Please provide a sound reasoning to back up your claim. It is assumed that the bone is isotropic because it is easier to predict/calculate the behavior of the material. Due to the uniformity in all directions, the applied load acts equally no matter what orientation you decide to put force on, which greatly simplifies our calculation. However, when designing a microstructure at the cellular level, it is better to assume anisotropy because interior of a cell is more anisotropic due to...
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