Algorithms for Computational Biomechanics of the Brain

  • A. WittekEmail author
  • G. Joldes
  • K. Miller
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Modeling of the brain responses due to injury-causing transients and surgery is a problem of continuum mechanics that involves irregular geometry, complex loading and boundary conditions, non-linear materials, and large deformations (see Chaps. 5 and 6). Finding a solution for such a problem requires computational algorithms of non-linear continuum mechanics.


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The financial support of the Australian Research Council (grants no. DP0343112, DP0664534, DP1092893 and LX0560460) and NIH (grant no. R03-CA126466-01A1) is greatly acknowledged.

We thank our collaborators Dr Ron Kikinis and Dr Simon K. Warfield of Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA), and Dr Kiyoyuki Chinzei and Dr Toshikatsu Washio of Surgical Assist Technology Group of AIST (Tsukuba, Japan) for help in various aspects of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Chemical EngineeringThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Chemical EngineeringThe University of Western AustraliaCrawley/PerthAustralia

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