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Biomechanics

  • Nanoindentation and rheometry (including complex combined compression-shear loadings) to characterize native tissues and hydrogels

Biomechanical testing of biological tissues and proxy materials: a) brain tissue mounted to the nanoindenter to test meso-scale properties; b) rotational rheometer to test macro-scale properties.

 

 

  • Identify accurate material parameters

FEA of a fluid-saturated porous cube with rigid and undrained bottom and lateral boundaries during an indentation experiment.