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Journal of Elasticity

The Physical and Mathematical Science of Solids

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15-04-2021 Open Access

Modelling the Inflation and Elastic Instabilities of Rubber-Like Spherical and Cylindrical Shells Using a New Generalised Neo-Hookean Strain Energy Function

The application of a newly proposed generalised neo-Hookean strain energy function to the inflation of incompressible rubber-like spherical and cylindrical shells is demonstrated in this paper. The pressure ( P $P$ ) – inflation ( λ $\lambda $ or …

14-04-2021 Open Access

Comparative Analysis of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Models Across Common Biomechanical Experiments

Biomechanical modeling has a wide range of applications in the medical field, including in diagnosis, treatment planning and tissue engineering. The key to these predictive models are appropriate constitutive equations that can capture the …


Gravity Is Our Best Friend Yet Can Also Be Our Worst Enemy: Tissue Deformations and Pressure Ulcer Risk on the Operating Table

At least 1 in 10 patients develop intraoperative pressure ulcers (PUs). The specific rigid (bio)mechanical constraints that apply in the operation room (OR) and which are unique to this clinical environment, including the inability to periodically …


Constrained Mixture Models of Soft Tissue Growth and Remodeling – Twenty Years After

Soft biological tissues compromise diverse cell types and extracellular matrix constituents, each of which can possess individual natural configurations, material properties, and rates of turnover. For this reason, mixture-based models of growth …


A Chemomechanical Model for Regulation of Contractility in the Embryonic Brain Tube

Morphogenesis is regulated by genetic, biochemical, and biomechanical factors, but the feedback controlling the interactions between these factors remains poorly understood. A previous study has found that compressing the brain tube of the early …

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The main purpose of the Journal of Elasticity is to report original and significant discoveries in elasticity, in the form of full research papers, research notes and well-documented historical essays. Materials which will prove effective in teaching appear as classroom notes. The journal provides a forum for original contributions in the physical and mathematical science of solids and in the broader areas of mechanics, mechanics of materials, and engineering sciences that have a bearing on developments in elasticity. The Journal of Elasticity was founded in 1971 by Marvin Stippes.

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