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    • Active Elastohydrodynamics of Vesicles in Narrow Blind Constrictions 

      Fai, Thomas; Kusters, R.; Harting, John; Rycroft, Christopher; Mahadevan, L. (American Physical Society (APS), 2017-11-10)
      Fluid-resistance limited transport of vesicles through narrow constrictions is a recurring theme in many biological and engineering applications. Inspired by the motor-driven movement of soft membrane-bound vesicles into ...
    • Coarse Graining Atomistic Simulations of Plastically Deforming Amorphous Solids 

      Hinkle, Adam; Rycroft, Christopher; Shields, Michael; Falk, Michael (American Physical Society (APS), 2017-05-05)
      The primary mode of failure in disordered solids results from the formation and persistence of highly localized regions of large plastic strains known as shear bands. Continuum-level field theories capable of predicting ...
    • Embracing Compliance and Instabilities to Achieve Function in Mechanical Metamaterials and Devices 

      Overvelde, Johannes (2016-04-26)
      The use of soft materials has led to the development of soft devices that have the potential to be more robust, adaptable, and safer for human interaction than traditional rigid systems. State-of-the-art developments push ...
    • Lubricated Immersed Boundary Method in Two Dimensions 

      Fai, Thomas; Rycroft, Christopher (Elsevier BV, 2018-03)
      Many biological examples of fluid–structure interaction, including the transit of red blood cells through the narrow slits in the spleen and the intracellular trafficking of vesicles into dendritic spines, involve the ...
    • MeshVoro: A three-dimensional Voronoi mesh building tool for the TOUGH family of codes 

      Freeman, C.M.; Boyle, K.L; Reagan, M.; Johnson, J; Rycroft, Christopher; Moridis, G.J. (Elsevier BV, 2014)
      Few tools exist for creating and visualizing complex three-dimensional simulation meshes,and these have limitations that restrict their application to particular geometries and circumstances. Mesh generation needs to trend ...
    • Modelling Intergranular and Transgranular Micro-Cracking in Polycrystalline Materials 

      Gulizzi, V; Rycroft, Christopher; Benedetti, I (Elsevier BV, 2018-02)
      In this work, a grain boundary formulation for intergranular and transgranular micro-cracking in three-dimensional polycrystalline aggregates is presented. The formulation is based on the displacement and stress boundary ...
    • On a boundary layer problem related to the gas flow in shales 

      Barenblatt, G. I.; Monteiro, P. J. M.; Rycroft, Christopher (Springer Nature, 2013)
      The development of gas deposits in shales has become a significant energy resource. Despite the already active exploitation of such deposits, a mathematical model for gas flow in shales does not exist. Such a model is ...
    • Rapid disorganization of mechanically interacting systems of mammary acini 

      Shi, Qianyun; Ghosh, R. P.; Engelke, H.; Rycroft, Christopher; Cassereau, L.; Sethian, J. A.; Weaver, V. M.; Liphardt, J. T. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013)
      Cells and multicellular structures can mechanically align and concentrate fibers in their ECM environment and can sense and respond to mechanical cues by differentiating, branching, or disorganizing. Here we show that ...