Biomechanics, model reduction and data-driven methods
The research areas of biomechanics and medical technology are characterized by a quickly growing spectrum and complexity of applications. Due to the ageing society and its manifold demands, it can be expected that this development will even become stronger in the next years. The modelling of biomechanical processes in the body is not only scientifically exciting but also necessary from the clinical point of view to better understand medical implications. A vision for the future lies in the support of surgical interventions by accompanying biomechanical simulation in realtime. Additional informations such as stress states and damage probabilities in soft tissue serve to make such interventions more safe and efficient. The efficiency of implants such as stents and artery prostheses can be pre-investigated and improved by coupled modelling of the complex system implant - blood vessel - blood flow.
Tensile testing of a vascular medial specimen