Mechanics of Biomedical Materials and Devices

  • Vadim Silberschmidt, Loughborough University, UK
  • Mikhail A. Tashkinov, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia

Mechanics of Biomedical Materials and Devices” will be organised by Technical Committee 14 of the European Structural Integrity Society within the framework of the 10th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis (MPSVA 2022) to be held at the University of Oxford, UK, 12-14 July 2022 (see ). The aim of this Minisymposium is to bring together specialists in mechanics and micromechanics of materials, applied mathematics, continuum mechanics, materials science, physics, biomechanics and medical engineering to discuss the latest developments and trends in analysis of deformation, damage and fracture processes as well as dynamic properties of biomedical materials and devices using experimental testing, microstructural characterisation and numerical simulations. The topics of the Minisymposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

•Stress and vibration analysis of biomedical materials and devices (orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular, etc.);

•Structural integrity of prostheses;

•Fatigue, creep and biodegradation of biomedical materials;

•Mechanical properties and performance of biomedical materials in vivo;

•Mechanics of 3d-printed biomedical components and structures;

•Bio-inspired and biomimetic materials and structures;

•Mechanical characterisation of artificial tissues and scaffolds;

•Mechanics of cells; •Fracture mechanics of biological tissues;

•Damage in hard and soft biotissues;

•Responses of biological tissues and biomedical materials to dynamic loading;

•Numerical simulations of properties and performance of biological and biomedical materials and devices.

Keywords: biomedical materials; biomedical devices; stress; vibration; prostheses



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31 July 2022

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Early September 2022


Organised by the IOP Applied Mechanics Group