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Living tissue is the key for biomaterials. As such, multiscale modeling is very complex. The structure-property relationships for biomaterials can be thought of from animal/human and vegetation information. Both modeling/simulations for the human body and bio-inspired design ideas are important for extracting information from the biomaterials database. There is some data included within the CI and others have accumulated information as well:

Biomaterials/Univ Michigan

Granta Design

Bio-inspired Design

Biological materials present many examples of unique structures, which provide numerous sources for novel structural material designs. In order to mimic structure and design of biological material, some animals, plants, or human organs are observed and simulated using computational modeling at different length scales. Compared to man-made materials, biological materials have three characteristics. First, biological materials are designed function-oriented; therefore, their structures are optimized for their function. Second, biological materials are manufactured from the lowest length scales in a cell. Third, they are organized hierarchically. With regard to these characteristics, ICME can be a proper tool to model and simulate biological materials, which are more complex than man-made materials are. ICME enables to catch up the properties of biological materials from the nanoscale to macroscale and to bring meaningful data with low uncertainty to the tissue level model. Studying these materials at different length scales allows the determination of the hierarchical structure interaction.

Biological Material Systems

Animal Tissue Research

Human Tissue Research

Vegetation Research

  • Glucose
    • Structural Scale Research
    • Macroscale Research
    • Mesoscale Research
    • Microscale Research
    • Nanoscale Research
    • Electronic Structure Research
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