Schematic representation of the -layer elastic medium, indicating the definitions of the geometrical parameters.
Variation of the correcting function for a monolayer model when the normalized thickness , with is increased.
(Color online) Variation of the correcting function for a bilayer elastic medium, considering increasing values of the normalized internal and external layers thicknesses and for the following values of the relative shear moduli : (a) , (b) , (c) , (d) , (e) , and (f) .
Estimated values of the shear modulus (in Pa) computed from Eq. (27) for different values of and . The range of values corresponds to the data reported in the paper of Laurent et al. (Ref. 17) for deep cytoskeleton structures. The two highlighted values of are very close to the lower and upper values reported in the same work for the cell cortical layer.
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