Thermoelastic modelling of the skin at finite deformations

McBride, A. , Bargmann, S., Pond, D. and Limbert, G. (2016) Thermoelastic modelling of the skin at finite deformations. Journal of Thermal Biology, 62(part B), pp. 201-209. (doi: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.06.017) (PMID:27888934)

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The modelling and computation of the coupled thermal and mechanical response of human skin at finite deformations is considered. The model extends current thermal models to account for thermally- and mechanically-induced deformations. Details of the solution of the highly nonlinear system of governing equations using the finite element method are presented. A representative numerical example illustrates the importance of considering the coupled response for the problem of a rigid, hot indenter in contact with the skin.

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Additional Information:AM acknowledges the support provided by the National Research Foundation through the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics. A part of this work was undertaken while AM was visiting the Hamburg University of Technology. AM, DP and GL also acknowledge the financial support provided by the Royal Society via a Newton Fund mobility grant.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McBride, Professor Andrew
Authors: McBride, A., Bargmann, S., Pond, D., and Limbert, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Journal of Thermal Biology
ISSN (Online):1879-0992
Published Online:10 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Thermal Biology 62(part B):201-209
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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