Workshop Organizers: Jeffrey A. Weiss, University of Utah (point of contact); Gerard Ateshian, Columbia University; Steve Maas, University of Utah
Workshop Description: FEBio is a nonlinear finite element software suite that is specifically designed for applications in biomechanics and biophysics (www.febio.org). FEBio uses the finite element method to discretize the equations for conservation of mass, linear momentum, and charge. The resulting equations allow fully coupled simulation of solid mechanics, solid-fluid mixtures, fluid mechanics, fluid-solid interactions, transport, reaction and diffusion of neutral and charged species, contact, prestrain, growth and remodeling. The governing equations are formulated based on mixture theory. It offers modeling scenarios, constitutive models and boundary conditions that are relevant to many research areas in biomechanics. All features can be used together seamlessly, giving the user a powerful tool for solving 3D problems in computational biomechanics. The software is open-source, and pre-compiled executables for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms are available. There are over 8,000 registered users of the FEBio software suite.
This workshop will provide a brief overview of the FEBio project, followed by presentation and demonstration of new capabilities in the software that have been added over the last two years. This will include computational fluid dynamics analysis, fluid-solid interactions, parameter optimization, and applications of the plugin framework. Following the presentations and demonstrations, we will moderate an open question-and-answer period for users and potential users.
Workshop speakers: Jeff Weiss and Gerard Ateshian. The format will be lectures with Q&A and software demonstrations by the speakers.