Multiscale modelling methods in biomechanics

Multisim Again
  Dr Pinaki Bhattacharya talks about his research on the catergorisation for multiscale modelling in biomechanics. Multiscale modelling in biomechanics is a relatively new research domain. It has potential applications in preventing and developing treatments for a wide variety of diseases, however, because of this wide-ranging applicability, multiscale models that ...
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Research on Digital volume correlation (DVC)

Strain uncertainties from two digital volume correlation approaches in prophylactically augmented vertebrae A newly developed technique called digital volume correlation (DVC) can be used to access the internal deformation of heterogeneous materials and structures. DVC has been exploited over the past decade to measure complex deformation fields within biological tissues, suc...
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A new approach to measuring strain in bones

Evaluating the deformation field in bones under loading is very important to better understand the effect of pathologies or treatments with biomaterials. Unfortunately due to a bone heterogeneous and complex structure, the experimental measurement of bone specimens in the laboratory is not trivial, and current methods are limited to analyses on the surface of the bone. The Di...
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Experimental validation of DXA-based finite element models for prediction of femoral strength

Osteoporotic fractures are a major clinical problem and current diagnostic tools have an accuracy of only 50%. The standard clinical assessment of Osteoporosis is based on an exam called dual energy X-rays absorptiometry (DXA) with which the local areal bone mineral density is measured at the hip. However, this investigation has been found to be, in some cases, a poor predictor...
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Neck muscle weakness due to motor neurone disease

Snood Study
 A MultiSim researcher  has been a part of a preliminary study on patients affected by neck muscle weakness due to motor neurone disease. Below is a summary of research by Silvia Pancani who is one of the authors of a paper on cervical orthoses published in Clinical Biomechanics. Background An orthosis is an externally applied device that is designed and fitted to the body...
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Insigneo in partnership with three leading Scottish universities : SofTMech, a centre for multiscale soft tissue mechanics

SofTMech is a Centre for multiscale soft tissue mechanics funded by EPSRC under its Mathematical Sciences in healthcare programme. The centre is led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with University of St Andrews, Heriot Watt University and The University of Sheffield. SoftMech will accelerate the development of multiscale soft-tissue modelling by constructing a ge...
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An overview of our research in biomechanics and mechanobiology by MultiSim’s Director Professor Lacroix

Professor Damien Lacroix, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the MultiSim project, talks about his research into biomechanics and mechanobiology. His research through the MultiSim project, focuses on understanding the effects of mechanical stimuli on cells and tissues within the body. The vision of this project is to develop and research a modelling framewo...
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