Computational Biomechanics and Solid Mechanics Laboratory

Director: Ani Ural, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Focus: Computational fracture mechanics modeling of biological materials and novel material systems.

Research Highlights:

  • Noninvasive patient-specific bone fracture risk assessment.
  • Evaluation of micro- and nanoscale fracture mechanisms in bone.
  • Assessment of the role of suppressed bone turnover in fracture resistance of bone
  • Modeling of biomimetic nanocomposites.

Facility Highlights:

  • State-of-the-art workstations and finite element modeling software