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Inhomogeneous "longitudinal" circularlypolarized plane waves in anisotropic elastic crystals
(S. Hirzel verlag, Ingenta Connect, 2006)Conditions on the elastic stiffnesses of anisotropic crystals are derived such that circularly polarized longitudinal inhomogeneous plane waves with an isotropic slowness bivector may propagate for any given direction of ... 
Inhomogeneous "longitudinal" plane waves in a deformed elastic material
(Springer, 200501)By definition, a homogeneous isotropic compressible Hadamard material has the property that an infinitesimal longitudinal homogeneous plane wave may propagate in every direction when the material is maintained in a state ... 
Inhomogeneous deformation of brain tissue during tension tests
(Elsevier, 2012)Mechanical characterization of brain tissue has been investigated extensively by various research groups over the past 50 years. These properties are particularly important for modeling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). ... 
Inhomogeneous shear of orthotropic incompressible nonlinearly elastic solids: Singular solutions and biomechanical interpretation
(Elsevier, 2009)We present a detailed study of rectilinear shear deformation in the framework of orthotropic nonlinear elasticity, under Dirichlet and mixedboundary conditions. We take a slab made of a soft matrix, reinforced with two ... 
Initial stress symmetry and its applications in elasticity
(The Royal Society, 20151028)An initial stress within a solid can arise to support external loads or from processes such as thermal expansion in inert matter or growth and remodelling in living materials. For this reason, it is useful to develop a ... 
Initial stresses in elastic solids: Constitutive laws and acoustoelasticity
(2011)On the basis of the nonlinear theory of elasticity, the general constitutive equation for an isotropic hyperelastic solid in the presence of initial stress is derived. This derivation involves invariants that couple the ... 
Instabilities in elastomers and soft tissues
(Oxford Journals, 20060915)Biological soft tissues exhibit elastic properties that can be dramatically different from rubbertype materials (elastomers). To gain a better understanding of the role of constitutive relationships in determining material ... 
The integral homology of PSL(2) of imaginary quadratic integers with nontrivial class group
(2011)We show that a cellular complex defined by Flöge allows us to determine the integral homology of the Bianchi groups PSL(2)(O[m]), where O[m] is the ring of integers of an imaginary quadratic number field Q [square root ... 
Interface waves in misoriented prestressed incompressible elastic solids
(Oxford Journals, 20041217)Some relationships, fundamental to the resolution of interface wave problems, are presented. These equations allow for the derivation of explicit secular equations for problems involving waves localized near the plane ... 
Introduction to the special issue on stability under finite deformation
(Oxford University Press, 2010)In the botanical gardens of Grenoble, France, there is small bridge, just a few metres long, made of prestressed concrete. The bridge dates back to 1855 and is thought to be the oldest manufactured prestressed structure ... 
John Todd and the development of modern numerical analysis
(2012)The purpose of this article is to mark the centenary of the birth of John Todd, a pioneer in the fields of numerical analysis and computational science. A brief account is given of his early life and career, and that of ... 
Large acoustoelastic effect
(Elsevier, 201203)Classical acoustoelasticity couples smallamplitude elastic wave propagation to an infinitesimal predeformation, in order to reveal and evaluate nondestructively thirdorder elasticity constants. Here, we see that ... 
Large amplitude Love waves
(Oxford Journals, 20080422)In the context of the finite elasticity theory, we consider a model for compressible solids called 'compressible neoHookean material'. We show how finiteamplitude inhomogeneous plane wave solutions and finiteamplitude ... 
A mathematical model for the release of peptidebinding drugs from affinity hydrogels
(Palgrave, 20150109)A mathematical model for the release of peptidebinding drugs from affinity hydrogels is analyzed in detail. The model is not specific to any particular peptide/drug/gel system, and can describe drug release from a large ... 
A Maximal Eigenvalue Method for Detecting Process Representative Genes by Integrating Data from Multiple Sources
(2008)An important problem in computational biology is the identification of candidate genes which can be considered as representative of the different cellular processes taking place in the cell as it evolves through time. ... 
Measuring knife stab penetration into skin simulant using a novel biaxial tension device
(Elsevier, 2008)This paper describes the development and use of a biaxial measurement device to analyse the mechanics of knife stabbings. In medicolegal situations it is typical to describe the consequences of a stabbing incident in ... 
Measuring the linear and nonlinear elastic properties of brain tissue with shear waves and inverse analysis
(Springer, 20150220)We use supersonic shear wave imaging (SSI) technique to measure not only the linear but also the nonlinear elastic properties of brain matter. Here, we tested six porcine brains ex vivo and measured the velocities of the ... 
Mechanical characterization of brain tissue in compression at dynamic strain rates
(Elsevier, 20120302)Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when local mechanical load exceeds certain tolerance levels for brain tissue. Extensive research has been done previously for brain matter experiencing compression at quasistatic loading; ... 
Mechanical characterization of brain tissue in simple shear at dynamic strain rates
(Elsevier, 201312)During severe impact conditions, brain tissue experiences a rapid and complex deformation, which can be seen as a mixture of compression, tension and shear. Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) occurs in animals and humans when ... 
Mechanical characterization of brain tissue in tension at dynamic strain rates
(Elsevier, 20120910)Mechanical characterization of brain tissue at high loading velocities is crucial for modeling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). During severe impact conditions, brain tissue experiences compression, tension and shear. Limited ...