A decade ago, the so-called Kr\"{o}ner-Lee decomposition---primarily introduced to discern between elastic and (visco-)plastic strains---was given a broader scope and a deeper interpretation than the original ones, as describing the interplay between the actual and the relaxed configuration of each body element. The main intended application was to growth mechanics of soft living tissues. In 2002, a novel (tensorial) balance law governing the time evolution of the relaxed configuration was devised, and endowed with a proper constitutive theory, thus establishing the foundations of a dynamical theory of material remodelling. Material remodelling does not describe explicitly the chemistry or whatever else is acting behind the changes in material structure. However, it does account explicitly for the power expended by the biochemical control system, which is of the essence for modelling the mechanics of living tissue. Material remodelling discriminates active from passive remodelling, while treating both on the same footing. Thus it provides mechanistic models of living materials without conceiving of them as inert materials engineered with magic constitutive recipes. The present study develops a toy model of saccular aneurysms, focussing on the two-way coupling between growth and stress.

Living shell-like structures

TATONE, Amabile
2007-01-01

Abstract

A decade ago, the so-called Kr\"{o}ner-Lee decomposition---primarily introduced to discern between elastic and (visco-)plastic strains---was given a broader scope and a deeper interpretation than the original ones, as describing the interplay between the actual and the relaxed configuration of each body element. The main intended application was to growth mechanics of soft living tissues. In 2002, a novel (tensorial) balance law governing the time evolution of the relaxed configuration was devised, and endowed with a proper constitutive theory, thus establishing the foundations of a dynamical theory of material remodelling. Material remodelling does not describe explicitly the chemistry or whatever else is acting behind the changes in material structure. However, it does account explicitly for the power expended by the biochemical control system, which is of the essence for modelling the mechanics of living tissue. Material remodelling discriminates active from passive remodelling, while treating both on the same footing. Thus it provides mechanistic models of living materials without conceiving of them as inert materials engineered with magic constitutive recipes. The present study develops a toy model of saccular aneurysms, focussing on the two-way coupling between growth and stress.
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