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Computer Models in Biomechanics

From Nano to Macro

  • Gerhard A. Holzapfel
  • Ellen Kuhl
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Protein and Cell Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ali Ghavami, Erik Van der Giessen, Patrick R. Onck
      Pages 3-10
    3. Xi Cheng, Hamed Hatami-Marbini, Peter M. Pinsky
      Pages 11-24
    4. Amit Pathak, Vikram S. Deshpande, Anthony G. Evans, Robert M. McMeeking
      Pages 25-41
  3. Muscle Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Saeil C. Murtada, Gerhard A. Holzapfel
      Pages 45-62
    3. Markus Böl, Andre Schmitz
      Pages 63-75
    4. Jonas Stålhand, Anders Klarbring, Gerhard A. Holzapfel
      Pages 77-89
    5. Mari Kalda, Pearu Peterson, Jüri Engelbrecht, Marko Vendelin
      Pages 91-102
    6. Oliver Röhrle, Michael Sprenger, Ellankavi Ramasamy, Thomas Heidlauf
      Pages 103-116
  4. Cardiovascular Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Nele Famaey, Ellen Kuhl, Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Jos Vander Sloten
      Pages 129-148
    3. Salvatore Pasta, Julie A. Phillipi, Thomas G. Gleason, David A. Vorp
      Pages 149-160
    4. Paul N. Watton, Haoyu Chen, Alisa Selimovic, Harry Thompson, Yiannis Ventikos
      Pages 161-173
    5. Serdar Göktepe, Andreas Menzel, Ellen Kuhl
      Pages 175-187
    6. Ricardo Ruiz-Baier, Davide Ambrosi, Simone Pezzuto, Simone Rossi, Alfio Quarteroni
      Pages 189-201
    7. Christopher M. Haggerty, Lucia Mirabella, Maria Restrepo, Diane A. de Zélicourt, Jarek Rossignac, Fotis Sotiropoulos et al.
      Pages 217-228

About these proceedings


This book contains a collection of papers that were presented at the IUTAM Symposium

on “Computer Models in Biomechanics: From Nano to Macro” held at Stanford University, California, USA, from August 29 to September 2, 2011.

It contains state-of-the-art papers on:

- Protein and Cell Mechanics: coarse-grained model for unfolded proteins, collagen-proteoglycan structural interactions in the cornea, simulations of cell behavior on substrates

- Muscle Mechanics: modeling approaches for Ca2+–regulated smooth muscle contraction, smooth muscle modeling using continuum thermodynamical frameworks, cross-bridge model describing the mechanoenergetics of actomyosin interaction, multiscale skeletal muscle modeling

- Cardiovascular Mechanics: multiscale modeling of arterial adaptations by incorporating molecular mechanisms, cardiovascular tissue damage, dissection properties of aortic aneurysms, intracranial aneurysms, electromechanics of the heart, hemodynamic alterations associated with arterial remodeling following aortic coarctation, patient-specific surgery planning for the Fontan procedure

- Multiphasic Models: solutes in hydrated biological tissues, reformulation of mixture theory-based poroelasticity for interstitial tissue growth, tumor therapies of brain tissue, remodeling of microcirculation in liver lobes, reactions, mass transport and mechanics of tumor growth, water transport modeling in the brain, crack modeling of swelling porous media

- Morphogenesis, Biological Tissues and Organs: mechanisms of brain morphogenesis, micromechanical modeling of anterior cruciate ligaments, mechanical characterization of the human liver, in vivo validation of predictive models for bone remodeling and mechanobiology, bridging scales in respiratory mechanics


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard A. Holzapfel
    • 1
  • Ellen Kuhl
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Biomechanics, Center of Biomedical EngineeringGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Bioengineering (courtesy)Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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