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The numerical modeling and simulation of the behavior of EEAPs (Electronic Electro-Active Polymers) under electric loading is considered in this proposal. Despite the fact that efforts have been made to simulate the behavior of EEAPs, work still needs to be done to model the electro-thermo-mechanical interaction in a body undergoing large deformation and being subjected to the influence of the free space surrounding the material body. First of all, until now there exists no thermo-dynamically…

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The current research project aims to develop microstructurally
motivated mechanical models for brain tissue that facilitate early diagnostics
of neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative diseases and enable the development
of novel treatment strategies. In a first step, we will experimentally
characterize the behavior of brain tissue across scales by using versatile
testing techniques on the same sample. Through an accompanying microstructural
analysis of both cellular and extra-cellular…

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This project involves manufacturing biopolymer hydrogels and
cataloguing their mechanical properties. They serve as replacement
materials in order to understand and model the highly-complex behaviour
of soft biological tissue. The aim is to generate a catalogue of
replacement materials for various soft tissue that links the specific
characteristics of their mechanical responses with the relevant
modelling approach. This catalogue could make the process of selecting
suitable materials for 3D printing of artificial organs or generating
suitable models for prognostic simulations considerably easier in the
future.

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