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  • Initial stress symmetry and its applications in elasticity 

    Gower, Artur Lewis; Destrade, Michel (The Royal Society, 2015-10-28)
    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 ...
  • 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, ...