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  • Acoustic waves at the interface of a pre-stressed incompressible elastic solid and a viscous fluid 

    Destrade, Michel (Elsevier, 2006-11-10)
    We analyse the influence of pre-stress on the propagation of interfacial waves along the boundary of an incompressible hyperelastic half-space that is in contact with a viscous fluid extending to infinity in the adjoining ...
  • Analogues of Goldschmidt's thesis for fusion systems 

    Park, Sejong (Elsevier, 2010-12-15)
    We extend the results of David Goldschmidt's thesis concerning fusion in finite groups to saturated fusion systems and to all primes.
  • Asymptotic results for bifurcations in pure bending of rubber blocks 

    Destrade, Michel (Oxford Journals, 2008-03)
    The bifurcation of an incompressible neo-Hookean thick block with a ratio of thickness to length n, subject to pure bending, is considered. The two incremental equilibrium equations corresponding to a nonlinear pre-buckling ...
  • At least three invariants are necessary to model the mechanical response of incompressible, transversely isotropic materials 

    Destrade, Michel; Mac Donald, B.; Murphy, J.G.; Saccomandi, Giuseppe (Springer, 2013-04-18)
    The modelling of off-axis simple tension experiments on transversely isotropic nonlinearly elastic materials is considered. A testing protocol is proposed where normal force is applied to one edge of a rectangular specimen ...
  • Automated estimation of collagen fibre dispersion in the dermis and its contribution to the anisotropic behaviour of skin 

    Ní Annaidh, Aisling; Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, Michael D. (Springer, 2012-08)
    Collagen fibres play an important role in the mechanical behaviour of many soft tissues. Modelling of such tissues now often incorporates a collagen fibre distribution. However, the availability of accurate structural data ...
  • Bending instabilities of soft biological tissues 

    Destrade, Michel; Ní Annaidh, Aisling (Elsevier, 2009-12-15)
    Rubber components and soft biological tissues are often subjected to large bending deformations while 'in service'. The circumferential line elements on the inner face of a bent block can contract up to a certain critical ...
  • Bimodular rubber buckles early in bending 

    Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, Michael D.; Motherway, Julie A. (Elsevier, 2009-12-03)
    A block of rubber eventually buckles under severe flexure, and several axial wrinkles appear on the inner curved face of the bent block. Experimental measurements reveal that the buckling occurs earlier - at lower compressive ...
  • Bleustein-Gulyaev waves in some functionally graded materials 

    Destrade, Michel (Elsevier, 2006-02-28)
    Functionally Graded Materials are inhomogeneous elastic bodies whose properties vary continuously with space. Hence consider a half-space (x2>0) occupied by a special Functionally Graded Material made of an hexagonal (6 ...
  • The bosonic vertex operator algebra on a genus g Riemann surface 

    Tuite, Michael P.; Zuevsky, Alexander (2011-08)
    We discuss the partition function for the Heisenberg vertex operator algebra on a genus g Riemann surface formed by sewing handles to a Riemann sphere. In particular, it is shown how the partition can be computed by means ...
  • A census of human soluble protein complexes 

    Yang, Haixuan (Elsevier, 2012-08-11)
    Cellular processes often depend on stable physical associations between proteins. Despite recent progress, knowledge of the composition of human protein complexes remains limited. To close this gap, we applied an integrative ...
  • Characterising the anisotropic mechanical properties of excised human skin 

    Ní Annaidh, Aisling; Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, Michael D. (2012)
    The mechanical properties of skin are important for a number of applications including surgery, dermatology, impact biomechanics and forensic science. In this study, we have investigated the influence of location and ...
  • Characteristic classes of complexified bundles 

    Rahm, Alexander D. (Summer School in Algebraic Topology: Sheaf theoretic methods in the theory of characteristic classes, 2007)
    We examine the topological characteristic cohomology classes of complexified vector bundles . In particular, all the classes coming from real vector bundles are computed. We use characteristic classes with the ax-ioms of ...
  • Circularly-polarized plane waves in a deformed Hadamard material 

    Destrade, Michel (Elsevier, 2001-10-31)
    Small-amplitude inhomogeneous plane waves propagating in any direction in a homogeneously deformed Hadamard material are considered. Conditions for circular polarization are established. The analysis relies on the use of ...
  • A combined experimental and numerical study of stab-penetration forces 

    Ní Annaidh, Aisling; Cassidy, Mary; Curtis, Michael; Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, Michael D. (Elsevier, 2013-12)
    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 medico-legal situations. The main objective of ...
  • Compact travelling waves in viscoelastic solids 

    Destrade, Michel (IOP Science, 2009-09-02)
    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 

    Rahm, Alexander D. (Springer, 2014-01)
    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.
  • Complexifiable characteristic classes 

    Rahm, Alexander D. (2013)
  • Creep, recovery, and waves in a nonlinear fiber-reinforced viscoelastic solid 

    Destrade, Michel (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2007-10-10)
    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 

    Ní Annaidh, Aisling; Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, M.; Murphy, J.G. (Springer, 2013-08)
    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 ...
  • Differences in tension and compression in the nonlinearly elastic bending of beams 

    Destrade, Michel (Texas Digital Library, 2009-02)
    The classical flexure problem of non-linear incompressible elasticity is revisited for elastic materials whose mechanical response is different in tension and compression - the so-called bimodular materials. The flexure ...