Non-linear mechanical properties of brain

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To predict traumatic brain injuries in car accidents, computational (finite element) models are often employed. Accurate predictions require appropriate brain material properties commensurate with the loading conditions - high rate and large deformations. This project will focus on extracting non-linear viscoelastic material properties from indentation experiments on brain tissue.

Lab: Neurotrauma and Repair Laboratory

Direct Supervisor: Sowmya Sundaresh

Position Dates: 6/1/2018 - 8/14/2018

Hours per Week: 40

Paid Position: Yes

Credit: No

Qualifications: Matlab programming, biomechanics

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Senior; SEAS only

Barclay Morrison: [email protected], ET 363, X4-6277