Understanding functioning and evolution of bird middle ear mechanics through high-realism finite element modelling and system identification Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Integration of the bond behaviour into the numerical modelling and the design of mixed cement composite – concrete structures. Vrije Universiteit Brussel
concrete structures. The non-corroding reinforcement can solve the often occurring durability
issues in aggressive environments. This rising technology can also avoid the demolition and
new construction of existing concrete structures by strengthening and/or protecting them, or
even lead to the design of new lightweight concrete ...
Characterization of the fatigue behaviour of fibre-reinforced plastics through accelerated fatigue tests of composite beams and plates with electromagnetic shakers Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Quality control of fresh concrete by advanced dispersion and attenuation characteristics of stress waves Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Description of concrete subgroups of the unit group of an integral group ring Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The technological tendency to close the physical gap between robots and humans requires the development of new, large stroke, miniature actuators that are inherently safe in contact with biological tissue. Flexible fluidic actuators that deform due to an internal pressure loading are envisioned to fulfil these needs. This research provides an in-depth analysis of flexible fluidic actuators with a bending and twisting deformation, with topics ...
Unraveling the role of mechanical cross-talk in the bone-cartilage unit in degenerative joint disease: an in silico multi-scale adaptive modeling approach KU Leuven
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease of the whole joint, with a progressive deterioration of cartilage and subchondral bone. Altered mechanical loading is widely accepted, but poorly understood as a driver of OA. Bone and cartilage are mechano-adaptive tissues. It has been assumed that changes in structural and material properties in either tissue caused by altered load distribution, drive mechano-adaptive response adaptations in the other ...