Computational Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles including the bioengineering concepts and the research and analysis of the mechanics to living organisms. In the biomechanical research, by using the engineering methods, the motion pattern of living organisms, how this motion is controlled and to investigate the influence of the interacting structure under the force system which are sourced from different parts of the organism during the mechanical movement activity is tried to be understood. It is also tried to be analyzed the stress-strain components of mechanical loading measured through living or non-living tissue where the treatments are also tested and improved.

Especially for the last 20 years, the biomechanics field has achieved advanced improvements both in academical works and industrial applications. Whether by the view of instrumentation or operation techniques, the new advancements in the dense headings such as, engineering, nanotechnology, computer science, robotics and advanced material science has started to be applied in medical science, eventually the overall work progress in the biomechanics field has accelerated.

As being established in 1999, in the Institute of Informatics the Computational biomechanics group has been working actively under the Computational Science and Engineering Graduade programme with a strong support of computer infrastructure. The group heavily concentrate on the computational fluid dynamics, vessel structure and in vitro tissue modelling.