Research Area A

Modelling and Developing New Simulation Technologies

This research area focuses on computational aspects of tissue modelling, in particular structural and functional aspects of the (human) musculoskeletal system, and virtual designs of control algorithms by means of fast simulations, e.g. through model reduction and/or high performance computing (HPC).

It aims to develop novel simulation techniques to provide a virtual testing environment for assessing, analysing and developing biological and technical concepts. This enables development of novel automation techniques with key advantages in interaction with soft tissues which undergo large deformations. The specific emphasis will be on modelling, simulating, and verifying the complex nature of the soft tissue, particularly, the multi-scale nature of active and passive skeletal muscle tissue. The applicability of these methodologies to automation will depend on the interplay between (i) detailed and realistic simulations on high-performance and hybrid computing environments and (ii) reduced models that allow fast, ideally real-time, simulations while exhibiting small errors.

Principal Investigators:

  • Prof. Dr. Bernard Haasdonk
  • Prof. Dr. Miriam Mehl
  • Prof. Oliver Röhrle, PhD
  • JP. Dr. Syn Schmitt
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup
  • A/Prof. Thor Besier
  • Dr. Christopher Bradley
  • Prof., Peter Hunter
  • A/Prof. Mark Sagar

This project is funded through the


This picture showsJoanna Grabowski

Joanna Grabowski

Coordinator GRK 2198

This picture showsOliver Röhrle

Oliver Röhrle

PI and Spokesperson GRK 2198

[Photo: Universität Stuttgart]

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