Our research focuses on the development of mathematical/computational models to represent and simulate the interaction of mechanics with biology. It is fundamental to understanding many physiological and pathophysiological processes. In the longer term, research in this area may lead to the development of predictive models of disease to guide diagnosis and intervention.
Selimovic, Ventikos & Watton (2014) Modelling the Evolution of Cerebral Aneurysms: Biomechanics, Mechanobiology and Multiscale Modelling, Proceedings of the The 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 10:396-409.
Aparicio et al. (2014) Modelling the Influence of Endothelial Heterogeneity on the Progression of Vascular Disease: Application to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Evolution, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 30(5):563-586.
Eriksson T, Watton PN, Luo XY, Ventikos Y (2014) Modelling Volumetric Growth in a Thick-walled Fibre Composite, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 73:134-150