F14 – Mechanical characterization and modeling of tissues and biomedical materials at all length scales

No. Symposium Organiser Co-Organiser
F14 Mechanical characterization and modeling of tissues and biomedical materials at all length scales Prof. Christian Hellmich,
TU Vienna (AT) (enrica NULL.verne null@null polito NULL.it)christian.hellmich@tuwien.ac.at (christian NULL.hellmich null@null tuwien NULL.ac NULL.at)
Prof  Lorenza Petrini,
Prof. Pasquale Vena,
Polytechnic of Milano (I) lpetrini@stru.polimi.it (lpetrini null@null stru NULL.polimi NULL.it)vena@stru.polimi.it (vena null@null stru NULL.polimi NULL.it)
This symposium will cover the fruitful interplay of experiments, theory, and computations across different length scales, when it comes to deciphering the origins of the intriguing mechanical behavior of hierarchically organized biological materials. The latter will include (but not be restricted to) bone, cartilage, tendon, blood vessels, nacre, and wood. The focus will be on identification of typical organizational patterns, as well as of the properties of elementary tissue components and their interfaces. Use of any modern theoretical, computational, or experimental tool facilitating this identification is welcome, such as continuum mechanics, continuum micromechanics, homogenization theory, Finite Element methods, molecular and atomistic simulations, atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation, ultrasonics, computer tomography, just to name a few. Quantitatively understanding biological materials will finally ease the way to better biomedical devices as well as to bio-mimetic solutions in various technological fields. Contributions concerning multiscale mechanics of such materials are equally well welcome in the symposium.
Selected papers presented at this symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal “Computational Methods in Engineering Sciences” (Tech Science Press). Authors will be contacted after the conference for submission of full papers. The papers will be refereed using the journal standard reviewing procedures.