Our study explores how the structure of meniscal tissue affects fluid flow within it. Using a combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Image Analysis (CFD-IA), the researchers analyse fluid flow in the human meniscus across different inlet velocities. They find correlations between structural parameters like tortuosity and fluid flow properties such as permeability. Notably, at higher velocities, flow paths deviate more from the preferred direction. This research sheds light on how the meniscus structure influences fluid behavior within it.
Workshop on Bioinspired materials/components for motorsports application
Nature-inspired systems are of interest to a wide community both in industry and academia. The goal of this workshop is to bring together academics working in the fields of nature inspired components and metamaterials and motorsport/automotive industry to present the state of the art of current/future applications with a particular focus on energy absorption material systems/ structures.
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee & Welcome
10:30 - 11:00 Olga Barrera, Reader in Mechanical Engineering, Oxford Brookes University
11:15 - 11:45 Francesco De Cola, Head of Design and Engineering - Advanced Projects
11:45 - 12:05 Coffee break
12:05 - 12:35 Stephan Rudykh, Asst. Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison and at University of Galway, Ireland
12:35 - 13:05 Gianni Comandini, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bristol
13:05 - 13:30 Conclusion & Networking