Stockholm, Sweden

Computational Tissue Biomechanics - From In-vitro Experiment to Computational Analysis

when 5 September 2022 - 9 September 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 50

The course introduces and applies state-of-the-art tools in the continuum mechanical analysis of biological tissues. It integrates theoretical, numerical and experimental concepts towards the description and analysis of a number of biological tissues.

Alain Goriely, University of Oxford, UK
Georges Limbert, University of Southampton, UK
Gustavo Orozco, Lund University, Sweden
Hanna Isaksson, Lund University, Sweden
St├ęphane Avril, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Svein Kleiven, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
T. Christian Gasser, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Computational continuum biomechanics (Gasser, 4 hours)
Tissue growth (Goriely, 2 hours)
Bone, Tendon, Ligament and articular cartilage (Isaksson, Orozco; 4 hours)
Skin (Limbert; 2 hours)
Brain (Kleiven; 2 hours)
Blood vessels (Gasser, Avril; 4 hours)

Hands-on laboratory (in groups of appr. 10 students)
In-vitro experimental tissue characterization including DIC measurements (4 hours)
Linear and non-linear FEM modelling (4 hours)

Course leader

T.Christian Gasser

Target group

The course is designed for master students and PhD students having a decent background in mechanical engineering and solid mechanics

Course aim

Provide a state-of-the-art overview of possibilities and limitations of tissue biomechanics

Credits info

1.5 EC
A course certificate lists the content of course to be used to grant ECTS at the student's home university.

Fee info

EUR 50: to attend the lectures
EUR 100: to attend lectures and laboratory exercises