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Matheon-Workshop "Computational Biomechanics"

Zuse-Institute Berlin (ZIB) and Freie Universität Berlin (FU) are pleased to announce the workshop on Computational Biomechanics supported by the DFG Research Center Matheon, Berlin. The aim of this workshop is bringing together experts in the field of numerical mathematics in biomechanics.

The Workshop will take place at the Zuse-Institute Berlin (ZIB) on Monday, February 27th and Thuesday, February 28th.

We would be glad to welcome you to our workshop. If you are interested in participating or presenting your research, please contact Dr. Corinna Klapproth. The registration fee is 50 Euro.

Organizing Commitee

Prof. Peter Deuflhard (ZIB/FU), Prof. Ralf Kornhuber (FU), JProf. Oliver Sander (FU), Dr. Corinna Klapproth (ZIB)

Invited Speakers

Prof. Wolfgang Ehlers, University of Stuttgart

Prof. Christian Hellmich, Vienna University of Technology

Dr. Corinna Klapproth, Zuse-Institute Berlin

Prof. Rolf Krause, University of Lugano

Prof. Udo Nackenhorst, University of Hanover

JProf. Oliver Sander, Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Anton Schiela, Technical University of Berlin

Dr. Ulrich Simon, University of Ulm

Mirjam Walloth, University of Bonn

Preliminary Program

Monday, 27. Februar 2012:

10:00 - 10:45    Talk Sander: "A Heterogeneous Model of the Human Knee"
11:00 - 11:45    Talk Nackenhorst: "Computational Biomechanics of Bones - State of the Art and Recent Developments"
12:00 - 13:30    Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:15    Talk Krause: "A non-linear biphasic model for the periodontal ligament: modeling and simulation"
14:30 - 15:15    Talk Simon: tba
15:15 - 15:45    Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:30    Talk Schiela: "Towards shape implant design in facial surgery"
17:00 - 17:30    Studio Da Vinci

Conference Dinner

Thuesday, 28. Februar 2012:

10:00 - 10:45    Talk Ehlers: "Towards the Overall Human - Computational Biomechanics proceeding from multi-component and multi-physical tissue properties"
11:00 - 11:45    Talk Hellmich: "Bone structure and strength: an integrative physico-chemo-mechanical approach with links to biology and medicine"
12:00 - 13:30    Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:15    Talk Klapproth: "Efficient numerical algorithms for the simulation of human knee joint motion"
14:30 - 15:15    Talk Walloth: "Adaptive numerical simulation of contact problems. Resolving local effects at the contact boundary in space and time."

Venue and Directions

The Workshop will take place at the Seminarraum of ZIB, Takustraße 7, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem. ZIB is located in the south west of Berlin, close to the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin in Dahlem, and can be reached easily by public transport. Hints for maps and public transport to ZIB can be found here.


We recommend the following hotel for accommondation:

Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin, Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin, Telephone: +49-30- 55 77 97-0, Fax: +49-30-55 77 97-100


Dr. Corinna Klapproth
Zuse-Institute Berlin (ZIB)
Takustraße 7
14195 Berlin-Dahlem
Telephone:  +49-30-8 41 85-365
Fax:  +49-30-8 41 85-107
Email:  klapproth at


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