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Computational mechanics of cells, tissues, and biomaterials (ECOMASS 2012), DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Deadline for submission of abstracts extended to January 18th.

As a part of ECCOMAS 2012 (European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering)

Submit your Abstract (Choose mini-symposium MS114)

Two important mechanical concepts, namely mechanical force and motion, play tremendously important roles in the function, growth, differentiation, and adaptation of different types of living tissues such as connective and muscle tissues. Due to the highly hierarchical structure of tissues, the consequences of the mechanical forces and motions are transferred back and forth along several time and spatial scales. The mechanical behavior of tissues is therefore studied not only at the tissue scale but also in relation with cells and proteins in a multi-scale modeling scheme.

The environment in which cells and tissues lives also plays an important role. Therefore, the mechanical interactions between cells and tissues and their surrounding living entities (other cells and tissues) and/or synthetic biomaterials need to be studied as well. The synthetic biomaterials may have been used for replacement of some of the tissues (implants) or regeneration of tissues in the laboratory (scaffolds, etc.).

This mini-symposium aims to bring together researchers who study cells and tissues at different length and time scales using either single- or multi-scale computational models. The methodology may be finite element, boundary element, molecular dynamics, or any combination of these methods. The mini-symposium considers (but is not limited to) contributions in the following areas of research:

  • Bone mechanics
  • Cartilage mechanics
  • Soft tissue mechanics
  • Bone tissue adaptation and fracture healing
  • Tissue growth, adaptation, and differentiation including the mechanics of morphogenesis
  • Patient-specific finite element modeling of tissues
  • Cytoskeletal mechanics
  • Scaffold design for optimal tissue regeneration
  • The mechanics of tissue-implant complexes
  • Optimal implant design
  • Model-based mechanical characterization of soft and hard tissues including computational models developed for nanoindentation, scanning acoustic microscopy, etc.
  • Bone fracture prediction
  • Optimal design of biomaterials (microstructure, morphology, etc).

 

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