Growth and mass transfer in multi-constituent biological materials

Alfio Grillo*, Gabriel Wittum

*Corresponding author for this work

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We consider growth and mass transfer in a biological tissue that is macroscopically described by a biphasic, multi-constituent material. One phase is fluid, and the other one is solid. We distinguish between the exchange interactions, that occur between the phases, and growth, that occurs in the solid-phase. Our purposes are: (i) to discuss possible evolution laws for both mass transfer and growth, and (ii) to characterize the equilibrium of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2010, ICNAAM-2010 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Sep 19 2010Sep 25 2010


  • Dissipation
  • Evolution Laws
  • Growth
  • Mass Transfer
  • Multiphasic Materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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