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Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling of Pressure Driven Ischemia and Ulcer Formation in the Skin

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posted on 2019-06-10, 19:25 authored by Vivek Dharmangadan SreeVivek Dharmangadan Sree
Pressure ulcers (PU) are localized damage to skin and underlying tissue that forms in response to ischemia and subsequent hypoxia from external applied mechanical loads such as pressure. We demonstrate how a multiscale and multiphysics finite element model can capture the process of pressure ulcer formation.


Degree Type

Master of Science


Mechanical Engineering

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Adrian Buganza Tepole

Additional Committee Member 2

Thomas Seigmund

Additional Committee Member 3

Elsje Pienaar