Poroelastic Modeling of Highly Hydrated Collagen Hydrogels: Experimental Results vs. Numerical Simulation with Custom and Commercial Finite Element Solvers

With the non-stop advances in computational methods and tools, researchers have a wide range of possibilities when it comes to choosing the most appropriate software for their work. In the field of biomechanics and biomaterials, one of the most used tools to predict and understand the behaviour of materials and devices is the finite element method, which allows for the ...
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MultiSim Researchers Cycle along the Silk Road

Bart van Veen and Barbara Kalkman saddle-up for their bicycle tour along the Silk Road Bart van Veen, a MultiSim PhD student and Researcher, has recently passed his PhD viva and is about to set off to cycle along the Silk Road with fellow MultiSim researcher Barbara Kalkman. Bart shared a few words about his experience with MultiSim and Insigneo and the forthcoming trip bef...
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Image-based Kinematic Ankle Models for Children affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Image-based Kinematic Ankle Model This study, carried on as part of the MD-PAEDIGREE project, presents an innovative application for kinematic ankle models, used here to understand possible disease-specific gait patterns in children affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. The proposed methodology is based on the identification of the tibiotalar and subtalar axes from med...
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Variability in strain distribution in the mice tibia loading model: A preliminary study using digital volume correlation

  The study of bone remodeling, how bone tissue changes over time due to the activity of bone cells, is fundamental for the better understanding of musculoskeletal diseases and to design new treatments. Bone adapts to external loading and exercise can be used to stimulate the formation of new tissue in order to strengthen the bones.  Animal studies on small roden...
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Researchers successfully tackle a multiscale Osteoarthritis challenge – Modelathon 2018

Participants and Facilitators at Modelathon 2018 The MultiSim, OATech+ Modelathon 2018 took place 17 – 20 September 2017 at the Diamond Building, Sheffield and aimed to provide an opportunity to discuss, network, and practise multi-scale research modelling skills through a hackathon competition with industry software and hands-on support from modelling experts. Modelathon 2...
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The Kroto Research Inspiration Poster Competition 2018 Winner is … Erica Montefiori, a MultiSim researcher

Congratulations to Erica Montefiori on winning the Kroto Research Inspiration poster competition Erica Montefiori, a Research Assistant on our MultiSim project, has been awarded best poster at the The Kroto Research Inspiration Poster Competition 2018 for her poster ‘Becoming a hip fracture detective!’ Her poster, which is co-authored by Dr Pinaki Bhattacharya, communica...
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Ivan Benemerito

Ivan Benemerito, a PhD student associated with the MultiSim project, has recently successfully defended his PhD thesis. Ivan describes how his experience in MultiSim has prepared him for his new role in CompBioMed. "I got my Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from Sapienza Università di Roma, and my Master degree in Mathematical Engineering for Università di Roma T...
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