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  • On residual stresses and homeostasis: an elastic theory of functional adaptation in living matter 

    Ciarletta, Pasquale; Destrade, Michel; Gower, Artur L. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-04-26)
    Living matter can functionally adapt to external physical factors by developing internal tensions, easily revealed by cutting experiments. Nonetheless, residual stresses intrinsically have a complex spatial distribution, ...
  • Shear instability in skin tissue 

    Ciarletta, Pasquale; Destrade, Michel; Gower, Artur L. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    We propose two toy-models to describe, predict and interpret the wrinkles appearing on the surface of skin when it is sheared. With the first model, we account for the lines of greatest tension present in human skin by ...