Saturday, October 23, 2021

UQSay #36

The thirty-sixth UQSay seminar on UQ, DACE and related topics will take place online on Thursday afternoon, November 4, 2021.

2–3 PM — Thomas Santner (Ohio State University) — [slides]

Using Combined Physical and Computer Experiments to Solve Bioengineering Problems

Bioengineering seeks to solve problems at the confluence of Engineering and Biology. Classical Bioengineering applications concerned the engineering design, and analysis of the performance of prosthetic joints, such as hips and knees, in multiple operating environments. More recent Bioengineering applications are concerned with designing replacement tissues, and analyzing different treatments for joint tissue injuries. Finite element methods can be used to numerically approximate the stresses and strains in the human bone when prosthetic joints are implanted or when cushioning tissues such as menisci are damaged. Prediction methodology from the computer experiments literature can be used to approximate the stresses and strains for a wide variety of potential prosthetic designs, to study their performance in multiple environments, and to determine the sensitivity of the prosthetic designs to specific engineering and environmental inputs. This talk will provide an overview of two such projects and describe how computer experiment methodology, including calibration to cadaver data, was used to provide insight into their solution.


Organizing committee: Pierre Barbillon (MIA-Paris), Julien Bect (L2S), Nicolas Bousquet (EDF R&D), Didier Clouteau (MSSMAT), Amélie Fau (LMT), Filippo Gatti (MSSMAT), Bertrand Iooss (EDF R&D), Alexandre Janon (LMO), Sidonie Lefebvre (DOTA), Fernando Lopez-Caballero (MSSMAT), Didier Lucor (LISN), Emmanuel Vazquez (L2S).

Coordinator: Julien Bect (L2S).

Practical details: the seminar will be held online using Microsoft Teams.

If you want to attend this seminar (or any of the forthcoming online UQSay seminars), and if you do not already have access to the UQSay group on Teams, simply send an email and you will be invited. Please specify which email address the invitation must be sent to (this has to be the address associated with your Teams account).

You will find the link to the seminar on the "General" UQSay channel on Teams, approximately 15 minutes before the beginning.

The technical side of things: you can use Teams either directly from your web browser or using the "fat client", which is available for most platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android & iOS). We strongly recommend the latter option whenever possible. Please give it a try before the seminar to anticipate potential problems.