Recent Submissions

  • Ray W Ogden: An Appreciation 

    Destrade, Michel; Dorfmann, Luis (SAGE Publications, 2015-07)
    This special issue of Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids is dedicated to Professor Ray Ogden FRS on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It is a companion volume to another special issue edited by our colleagues ...
  • 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, ...
  • Phase behaviour of self-assembled monolayers controlled by tuning physisorbed and chemisorbed states: A lattice-model view 

    Cheung, David L. (American Institute of Physics, 2016-04-07)
    The self-assembly of molecules on surfaces into 2D structures is important for the bottom-up fabrication of functional nanomaterials, and the self-assembledstructure depends on the interplay between molecule-molecule ...
  • The mod 2 cohomology rings of SL2 of the imaginary quadratic integers 

    Rahm, Alexander D. (Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2015-09-28)
    We establish general dimension formulae for the second page of the equivariant spectral sequence of the action of the SL2 groups over imaginary quadratic integers on their associated symmetric space. By way of doing this, ...
  • On the equivariant K-homology of PSL_2 of the imaginary quadratic integers 

    Rahm, Alexander D. (Association des Annales de l'Institut Fourier, 2016-09)
    We establish formulae for the part due to torsion of the equivariant $K$-homology of all the Bianchi groups (PSL$_2$ of the imaginary quadratic integers), in terms of elementary number-theoretic quantities. To achieve this, ...
  • A refinement of a conjecture of Quillen 

    Rahm, Alexander D. (Elsevier ScienceDirect, 2015-09)
    We present some new results on the cohomology of a large scope of SL2 groups in degrees above the virtual cohomological dimension, yielding some partial positive results for the Quillen conjecture in rank one. We combine ...
  • Multiples of Pfister forms 

    O'Shea, James (Elsevier, 2016-03-01)
    The isotropy of multiples of Pfister forms is studied. Some classical results are recalled and their consequences presented, with certain of these statements being previously known but hitherto unpublished. In particular, ...
  • Toward a predictive assessment of stab-penetration forces 

    Destrade, Michel (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2015-09)
    Collaborative research between the disciplines of forensic pathology and biomechanics was undertaken to investigate the hyperelastic properties of human skin, to determine the force required for sharp instrument penetration ...
  • Uniform transmural strain in pre-stressed arteries occurs at physiological pressure 

    Destrade, Michel; Liu, Yi; Murphy, Jeremiah G.; Kassab, Ghassan S. (Elsevier, 2012-06-21)
    Residual deformation (strain) exists in arterial vessels, and has been previously proposed to induce homogeneous transmural strain distribution. In this work, we present analytical formulations that predict the existence ...
  • 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 ...
  • On stress-dependent elastic moduli and wave speeds 

    Destrade, Michel; Ogden, R.W. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
    On the basis of the general non-linear theory of a hyperelastic material with initial stress, initially without consideration of the origin of the initial stress, we determine explicit expressions for the stress-dependent ...
  • On anisotropic elasticity and questions concerning its Finite Element implementation 

    Vergori, Luigi; Destrade, Michel; McGarry, Patrick; Ogden, Ray W. (Springer, 2013-05-21)
    We give conditions on the strain-energy function of nonlinear anisotropic hyperelastic materials that ensure compatibility with the classical linear theories of anisotropic elasticity. We uncover the limitations associated ...
  • Mechanical characterization of brain tissue in simple shear at dynamic strain rates 

    Rashid, Badar; Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, Michael D. (Elsevier, 2013-12)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Influence of preservation temperature on the measured mechanical properties of brain tissue 

    Rashid, Badar; Destrade, Michel; Gilchrist, Michael D. (Elsevier, 2013-04-26)
    The large variability in experimentally measured mechanical properties of brain tissue is due to many factors including heterogeneity, anisotropy, age dependence and post-mortem time. Moreover, differences in test protocols ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gent models for the inflation of spherical balloons 

    Mangan, Robert; Destrade, Michel (Elsevier, 2015)
    We revisit an iconic deformation of non-linear elasticity: the inflation of a rubber spherical thin shell. We use the 3-parameter Mooney and Gent-Gent (GG) phenomenological models to explain the stretch-strain curve of a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Extreme softness of brain matter in simple shear 

    Destrade, Michel; Murphy, J.G.; Gilchrist, M.; Rashid, J.G.; Saccomandi, Giuseppe (Elsevier, 2015-03-13)
    We show that porcine brain matter can be modelled accurately as a very soft rubber-like material using the Mooney-Rivlin strain energy function, up to strains as high as 60%. This result followed from simple shear experiments ...
  • Measuring the linear and nonlinear elastic properties of brain tissue with shear waves and inverse analysis 

    Jiang, Yi; Li, Guoyang; Qian, Lin-Xue; Liang, Si; Destrade, Michel; Cao, Yanping (Springer, 2015-02-20)
    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 ...

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