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Institute for Life Sciences

Bioengineering Sciences Seminar Series Event

Professor Alain Goriely
13:00 - 14:00
16 November 2012
Room 2207, Life Sciences Building (85), Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, University Road, SO17 1BJ

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Event details

"Instability and morphology in growing elastic tissues"

Growth is involved in many fundamental biological processes such as morphogenesis, physiological regulation, or pathological disorders.  In this talk, I will consider the modelling of elastic growth in elastic materials and investigate its mechanical consequences.  We will see that growth affects the geometry of a body by changing typical length scales but also its mechanics by inducing residual stresses.  The competition between these two effects can be used to regulate the physical properties of a material during regular physiological conditions.  It can also lead to interesting spontaneous instabilities in growing materials that I will illustrate on a number of physical, biological and physiological systems.

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Speaker information

Professor Alain Goriely,University of Oxford,Director of Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics and Professor of Mathematical Modelling.

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