Growth and patterns of residually stressed core–shell soft sphere

Liu, C., Du, Y. , Lü, C. and Chen, W. (2020) Growth and patterns of residually stressed core–shell soft sphere. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 127, 103594. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2020.103594)

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Many biological tissues and organisms are in a state of residual stress, which should be considered rather than ignored as in many previous studies. In this work, we establish a theoretical model to study the growth and patterns of a residually stressed core–shell soft sphere. The effect of the initial residual stress is considered by employing a modified multiplicative decomposition growth model. Numerical solution of the marginal instability relies on gaining a critical differential growth ratio which depends on the initial residual stress, geometry, and material elasticity. Results show that the initial residual stress can not only well regulate the growth procedure but also affect the critical pattern of the growing instability. Compared with the way of changing material elasticity or geometrical size, it is more effective in practice. This work may help understand the morphological transition of residually stressed soft matters, and provide insights into the growth self-assembly and biomedical engineering.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grants 11925206/11772295/11872329) and the China Scholarship Council.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Du, Dr Yangkun
Creator Roles:
Du, Y.Methodology, Validation, Writing – original draft
Authors: Liu, C., Du, Y., Lü, C., and Chen, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
ISSN (Online):1878-5638
Published Online:27 August 2020

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