Material Parameter Identification and Inverse Problems in Soft Tissue Biomechanics

Invited Lecturers

Stéphane Avril (Université de Lyon, Saint-Etienne cedex 2 , France)
6 lectures on: Advanced experimental approaches for soft tissue mechanics: full-field measurement techniques, imaging techniques, Introduction to inverse problems, Identification of material parameters from full-field measurements, Characterization of maps of material parameters at different scales.


Sam Evans (Cardiff University, Cardiff, Great Britain)
6 lectures on: Modeling approaches for soft tissues biomechanics, basics of continuum mechanics and possible alternatives, hyperelasticity, poroelasticity, other constitutive equations, FE modeling, link between experiments and modeling.


Christian Gasser (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden)
6 lectures on: Characterization of damage and failure mechanics of soft tissues, local analysis of rupture modes in soft tissues, experimental characterization and numerical implementation.


Amit Gefen (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv , Israel)
6 lectures on: State-of-the-Art Bioengineering Wound Research: Developing Chronic Injury and Healing Models from a Cell to the Tissue and Organ Scales.


Cees C.W.J. Oomens (Technical University of Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
6 lectures on: What do the material parameters tell us about the soft tissues? Remodeling of tissues, inflammation, ulcers, ageing, diseases.


Hazel Screen (Queen Mary University of London, London, Great Britain)
5 lectures on: Tissue biology basics. Where do the mechanical properties of soft tissues come from?
Link between microstructure and macroscale properties, and experimental characterization techniques.


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