Workshops on Biomechanics and Finite Elements Analysis

December 4, 2012
This is the last call for the following workshops: - “Introduction to biomechanics and finite elements analysis – Second edition”, January 14-18, 2013:  and "Finite Elements Analysis advanced: 2D and 3D case study”, January 21-25, 2013: SVP members could apply for a 30% discount on the full fee.

This is the last call for the following workshops: - “Introduction to biomechanics and finite elements analysis – Second edition”, January 14-18, 2013: http://www.transmittingscience.org/biomechanics_and_fea.htm - “Finite Elements Analysis advanced: 2D and 3D case study”, January 21-25, 2013: http://www.transmittingscience.org/fea_advanced.htm SVP members could apply for a 30% discount on the full fee.

Location: Sabadell facilities of the Institut Català de Paleontologia (Barcelona, Spain).

Organizers: Transmitting Science and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia M. Crusafont. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a non-invasive modeling technique, which has been shown to be very useful for paleontologists, where researchers face questions about biomechanics behavior of structures under different loads. Elements like bone, arthropod exoskeleton, mollusk shells, or the stems and leaves of plants can be analyzed using this technique.

These workshops intend to foster in the attendants the ability to use the interdisciplinary approach of biomechanics, and will be focused in how to build and analyze 2D and 3D finite element models of skeletal elements. It will cover all the steps involved in FEA starting from a Medical Image Reconstruction of the model, to how to define the material properties of bone, the use of a consistent Mesh Generation Method and finally, how understand the results obtained in a computational simulation.