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Biomechanics of hair fibre growth:
a multi-scale modeling approach
Zamil MS, Harland DP, Fisher BK, Davis MG, Schwartz JR, Geitmann A. (2021) Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, in press
The surface of the human body features millions of follicles - mini-organs that produce hair. We used finite element modeling to simulate the hair growth process and identify the forces that push the growing hair outside of the skin. We also identified the structures that enable a hair fibre to emerge from the skin while simultaneously being firmly anchored. More...