Endowment fund for human biomechanics announced the next round of the contest for Award of prof. Valenta and prof. Cihak for year 2013.
It is already known winner of price of prof. Valenta and prof. Cihak in 2012.
Award of prof. Valenta and prof. Cihak award 2012
The Laboratory of Biomechanics
The Laboratory of Biomechanics is located at the Czech Technical University in Prague, in the Department of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics. The research objective of the Laboratory of Biomechanics is to further our understanding of the mechanical characteristics of human movement, to describe the material properties of biological tissues (soft and hard), to improve our understanding of the cardiovascular system, and especially to apply the principles of mechanical engineering to the design, analysis and development of artificial joint replacements. Our main research topics are:
- Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, and the design of replacements
- Biomechanics of the cardiovascular system and the design of replacements
- Research on tissues and body structures
- Biomaterials engineering
The laboratory is equipped with an MTS 858.2 MINI BIONIX testing system, high quality software and hardware equipment for numerical analyses (FEM or motion analyses), an experimental set-up simulating the body blood circuit with a SuperPump pulsator controlled by computer, rapid prototyping technology equipment FDM and nanoindentation system Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenterTM, and with biaxial tensile testing machine Zwick/Roell which is necessary for experimental constitutive description of anisotropic materials like soft tissues and some kinds of elastomers (for detailed information see Working places).
In research projects, we cooperate with medical doctors, hospitals and especially with commercial companies.
We invite incoming cooperation with other local or international individuals and organisations interested in biomechanics or medicine.
The director of the Laboratory of Biomechanics is Prof. Svatava Konvickova, MSc., Ph.D.