PART 7: BIOMECHANICS
32 Mechanics of a Growing Mass
A general constitutive theory of the stress-modulated growth of biomaterials is presented in this chapter with a particular accent given to pseudoelastic living tissues. The governing equations of the mechanics of solids with a growing mass are derived within the framework of finite deformation continuum thermodynamics. The analysis of stress-modulated growth of living soft tissues, bones, and other biomaterials has been an important research topic in biomechanics during past several decades. Early work includes a study of the relationship between the mechanical loads and uniform growth by Hsu (1968) and a study of the mass deposition and resorption processes in a living bone ...