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Institute of Bioengineering



A unified mechanical approach for the modelling of traumatic brain injury

Image: Prof. Jerusalem
Prof. Jerusalem

Date: 3 February 2016   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Injuries of the CNS, i.e., TBIs and SCIs, are the current focus of large research campaigns. Experimentally, important advances have narrowed down the relation between impacts or blasts and functional deficits to a few key mechanisms, but the field remains vastly uncharted. To this end, numerical simulations have aimed at providing complementary information by mimicking TBI and SCI in silico. However, the link between mechanics and functional deficit is vastly ignored in almost all numerical research efforts. In this presentation, we present a multiscale and multiphysics approach aimed at providing a roadmap of future in silico efforts accounting specifically for this missing link.

Location:  David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Mile End