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A combined experimental and numerical study of stabpenetration forces
(Elsevier, 201312)The magnitude of force used in a stabbing incident can be difficult to quantify, although the estimate given by forensic pathologists is often seen as 'critical' evidence in medicolegal situations. The main objective of ... 
Compact travelling waves in viscoelastic solids
(IOP Science, 20090902)We introduce a model for nonlinear viscoelastic solids, for which travelling shear waves with compact support are possible. Using analytical and numerical methods, we investigate the general case of this model, and an ... 
Complexifiable characteristic classes
(Springer, 201401)We examine the topological characteristic cohomology classes of complexified vector bundles. In particular, all the classes coming from the real vector bundles underlying the complexification are determined. 
Compression instabilities of tissues with localized strain softening.
(World Scientific Publishing Company, 20100927)The stressstrain relationship of biological soft tissues affected by Marfan's syndrome is believed to be nonconvex. More specifically, Haughton and Merodio recently proposed a strain energy density leading to localized ... 
Computational Selection of Transcriptomics Experiments Improves GuiltbyAssociation Analyses
(PLos ONE, 20120807)The GuiltbyAssociation (GBA) principle, according to which genes with similar expression profiles are functionally associated, is widely applied for functional analyses using large heterogeneous collections of transcriptomics ... 
Creep, recovery, and waves in a nonlinear fiberreinforced viscoelastic solid
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 20071010)We present a constitutive model capturing some of the experimentally observed features of soft biological tissues: nonlinear viscoelasticity, nonlinear elastic anisotropy, and nonlinear viscous anisotropy. For this model ... 
Deficiencies in numerical models of anisotropic nonlinearly elastic materials
(Springer, 201308)Incompressible nonlinearly hyperelastic materials are rarely simulated in finite element numerical experiments as being perfectly incompressible because of the numerical difficulties associated with globally satisfying ... 
Determination of friction coefficient in unconfined compression of brain tissue
(Elsevier, 201210)Unconfined compression tests are more convenient to perform on cylindrical samples of brain tissue than tensile tests in order to estimate mechanical properties of the brain tissue because they allow for homogeneous ... 
Differences in tension and compression in the nonlinearly elastic bending of beams
(Texas Digital Library, 200902)The classical flexure problem of nonlinear incompressible elasticity is revisited for elastic materials whose mechanical response is different in tension and compression  the socalled bimodular materials. The flexure ... 
Diffusionrank: a possible penicillin for web spamming
(2007)While the PageRank algorithm has proven to be very effective for ranking Web pages, the rank scores of Web pages can be manipulated. To handle the manipulation problem and to cast a new insight on the Web structure, we ... 
Elastic interface acoustic waves in twinned crystals
(Elsevier, 2003)A new type of interface acoustic waves (IAW) is presented, for singlecrystal orthotropic twins bonded symmetrically along a plane containing only one common crystallographic axis. The effective boundary conditions show ... 
EndoCOM : Conception d un banc in vitro de simulation des anévrismes de l aorte abdominale
(2009)(FR) Le traitement des anévrismes de l'aorte abdominale par voie endovasculaire est aujourd'hui prédominant à plus de 65 % mais comporte encore des risques. Le suivi postopératoire devient alors crucial. Le projet de ... 
ENDOCOM: Abdominal aortic aneurysm test bench for in vitro simulation
(IEEE, 2007)An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a dilatation of the aorta at the abdominal level, whose rupture is a life threatening complication. Recent treatment procedures of AAA consists in endovascular treatment with covered ... 
Exceptional Vertex Operator Algebras and the Virasoro Algebra
(2008)We consider exceptional vertex operator algebras for which particular Casimir vectors constructed from the primary vectors of lowest conformal weight are Virasoro descendants of the vacuum. We discuss constraints on these ... 
Experimental characterisation of neural tissue at collision speeds
(International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI), 2012)Mechanical characterisation of brain tissue at high loading velocities is particularly important for modelling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). During severe impact conditions, brain tissue experiences a mixture of compression, ... 
Explicit secular equation for Scholte waves over a monoclinic crystal
(Elsevier, 2004)Scholte waves are acoustic waves propagating at a fluid/solid interface. They are localized in the neighborhood of the phase boundary in the sense that they decay exponentially in both directions along the normal to the ... 
The explicit secular equation for surface acoustic waves in monoclinic elastic crystals
(Acoustical Society of America, 20010125)The secular equation for surface acoustic waves propagating on a monoclinic elastic halfspace is derived in a direct manner, using the method of first integrals. Although the motion is at first assumed to correspond to ... 
Explicit secular equations for piezoacoustic surface waves: Rayleigh modes
(American Institute of Physics, 20050906)The existence of a twopartial Rayleigh wave coupled to an electrical field in 2 mm piezoelectric crystals is known but has rarely been investigated analytically. It turns out that the Z cut X propagation problem can be ... 
Explicit secular equations for piezoacoustic surface waves: Shearhorizontal modes
(AIP Publishing, 20050906)The existence of a twopartial Rayleigh wave coupled to an electrical field in 2 mm piezoelectric crystals is known but has rarely been investigated analytically. It turns out that the Z cut X propagation problem can be ...