Stockholm, Sweden

Computational Tissue Biomechanics - From In-vitro Experiment to Damage and Failure Analysis

when 27 August 2023 - 1 September 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 380

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.

August 27th to September 1st 2023
KTH Solid Mechanics, Teknikringen 8d, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden
Note: laboratory exercises are limited to a maximum of 60 seats.

Alain Goriely, University of Oxford, UK
Cecilia Persson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Daniela Valdez-Jasso, University of California San Diego, US
Hanna Isaksson, Lund University, Sweden
Manuel Rausch, University of Texas at Austin, US
Pasquale Vena, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Svein Kleiven, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
T. Christian Gasser, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Marta Alloisio, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Willy Bonneuil, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Educational program
Computational continuum biomechanics (4 hours)
Fracture modelling (4 hours)
Cardiovascular tissue (4 hours)
Other soft biological tissues (8 hours)

Hands-on laboratory (in groups of at most 12 students)
In-vitro experimental tissue characterization including DIC measurements (4 hours)
Linear and non-linear FEM modelling (4 hours)

Social program
Boat tour through Stockholm archipelago (August 27th)
Guided tour through the Nobel Prize Museum
Guided tour through KTH main campus or Karolinska University hospital
Pub night (September 1st)
Dinner (August 31st)

Registration closes at
June 30th, 2023

Registration fees
Lectures and Hands-on laboratory seat: 380€
Lectures without Hands-on laboratory seat: 200€
Dinner: 150€

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 380: Lectures and Hands-on laboratory seat
EUR 200: Lectures without Hands-on laboratory seat