Book chapter published: The mechanics of growing elastic tissues

Following a wonderful workshop in Udine, Italy in summer 2014, we have published a book chapter in the volume “Extremely Deformable Structures”. It can be cited as:

Erlich, A., Lessinnes, T., Moulton, D. E., & Goriely, A. (2015). A short introduction to morphoelasticity: the mechanics of growing elastic tissues. In Extremely Deformable Structures (pp. 269-297). Springer Vienna.

Please find the publisher’s link to the book here and a link to the preprint of our article here.

Schematic of the morphoelastic decomposition, first introduced in the context of soft tissues in Rodriguez’ classic paper.