Within the framework of the CAD-BONE Project, we have organized a special session entitled "Numerical algorithms based on model reduction techniques" in the 12th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering that will be hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Department of Eindhoven University of Technology, on October 13-15, 2014, in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Computational simulations of biomedical engineering problems can be very challenging. First of all, because of their size and complexity, resulting in time-consuming simulations. Second, because of an increasing need for real-time simulations, e.g. for providing feedback to a surgeon in an operation theatre. An example of this biomedical engineering problem is related with acceleration of bone remodeling simulations in order to detect, for example, which prosthesis design is better for a specific-patient, providing an immediate response to the surgeon. In general, bone computational approaches are very slow, labour-intensive and costly processes. The purpose of this session is to present an overview on different numerical strategies based on model reduction to cut this time of analysis. In this session several approaches to reduce the time of analysis will be presented. Special attention will be given to numerical strategies based on model reduction that can be applied in the field of Biomechanics. The session will be a meeting with different contributors, including biomedical engineers, applied mathematicians and others researchers and engineers involved in computation of different bioengineering problems. The invited speakers for the session will be:
Bone responds and adapts to changes in its environment. Well-known examples are the functional adaptation of bone mass and architecture in response to the placement of an implant, and the bone regenerative response to bone fracture. The specific stimuli causing the bone response may have a mechanical, biochemical or biological nature. The purpose of this workshop is to present an overview on experimental and computational methods to analyze these phenomena. A focus will be on the different length scales involved in bone adaptation and bone healing, and will range from bone at the organ level down to individual bone cells.