Solid and fluid biomechanics

Bioengineering has a long and proud history first at the Department of Mechanics and then, from few years, at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace of Politecnico di Torino.

The activity of the Solid & Fluid Biomechanics Group started in 1978 and was since devoted to both education and research.

In the eighties the know-how of the Group was chiefly based on structural mechanics and investigations mostly regarded biomechanics and prostheses applications.

From those times, the increasing request by biomedical industry and health institutions for support in research and development of new products and services, determined a constant growth of the group and its finalization to new fields of research and to technology transfer for innovation and development.

Today, the Group’s research issues are mainly related to

  • Biological materials and structures mechanics;
  • Engineering in surgery (Computational Aided Surgery CAS and experimental structural analysis);
  • Cardiovascular biofluid mechanics;
  • Bioreactors for tissue engineering and Regenerative medicine and Transport phenomena;
  • Multiscale and  multiphysics modelling;
  •  Forensic biomechanics.

The educational activity is centred on the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate Diplomas in Biomedical Engineering and in the present Doctorate Diploma in Bioengineering and Medical-Surgical Sciences at the Politecnico di Torino, and in lectures and courses held in Medicine and Surgery Faculty in Torino.

The research activity of the Group is supported by regional, national, european, and international programs in cooperation with excellent research centers and institutions all over the world.

The Laboratory of Biomechanics situated in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace of Politecnico di Torino hosts a relevant part of the research work, being the rest run in cooperation with partner laboratories and institutions.

Projects

  • Selected funded research projects
    • PREMATURE NEWBORN MOTOR AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS: EARLY DIAGNOSIS
      DERIU MARCO AGOSTINO
      2020 - 2024 (Current)
    • NITILIERA - CREAZIONE NUOVA FILIERA NITINOL
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • CECOMES - CENTRO DI STUDI SPERIMENTALI E COMPUTAZIONALI PER LA MODELLISTICA APPLICATA ALLA CHIRURGIA
      MORBIDUCCI UMBERTO
      2021 - 2023 (Current)
    • VIRTUAL TONGUE TO PREDICT THE ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE OF MEDITERRANEAN INGREDIENTS AND THEIR EFFECT ON HUMAN HOMEOSTASIS BY MEANS OF AN INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL MULTIPHYSICS PLATFORM
      DERIU MARCO AGOSTINO
      2019 - 2023 (Current)
    • VALUTAZIONE DEL COMPORTAMENTO MECCANICO DI TROCAR PER CHIURUGIA SPINALE
      TERZINI MARA
      2021 - 2022 (Current)
    • SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION TO IMPROVE TRIBO-CORROSION PERFORMANCES OF METAL IMPLANTS THROUGH ADVANCED MACHINING OPERATIONS
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2019 - 2022 (Current)
    • ELUCIDATING THE ALSIN STRUCTURE TO FUNCTION RELATIONSHIPS TOWARD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF INFANTILE-ONSET ASCENDING HEREDITARY SPASTIC PARALYSIS AND POSSIBLE THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES
      DERIU MARCO AGOSTINO
      2020 - 2021 (Current)
    • PARCO DELLE TECNOLOGIE INNOVATIVE PER LA SALUTE
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2017 - 2021 (Current)
    • VALUTAZIONE MECCANICA DI GUIDE CHIRURGICHE CUSTOM MADE
      TERZINI MARA
      2020 - 2021 (Completed)
    • VALUTAZIONE MECCANICA DELLA STABILITÀ DELLA SINTESI IN COSTRUTTI METACARPO-FISSATORE ESTERNO
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2020 - 2021 (Completed)
    • STUDIO DELLA RITENUTA E DELLE LINEE DI FRATTURA PERIFERICHE DI COTILI BIARTICOLARI
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2019 - 2020 (Completed)
    • M.U.S.TABLE
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2018 - 2020 (Completed)
    • M.U.S.TABLE
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2018 - 2020 (Completed)
    • W.D.PLATE
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2018 - 2020 (Completed)
    • VALUTAZIONE DEL COMPORTAMENTO STRUTTURALE DI UN FISSATORE ESTERNO MONOLATERALE
      TERZINI MARA
      2019 - 2019 (Completed)
    • VALUTAZIONE DEL COMPORTAMENTO STRUTTURALE DI UN SISTEMA BIOMECCANICO TIBIA-COMPONENTE PROTESICO TIBIALE DI UNA PROTESI DI GINOCCHIO
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2019 - 2019 (Completed)
    • TEST DI NANO-INDENTAZIONE SU CAMPIONI DI CARBONIO PIROLITICO PER VALUTAZIONE MODULO ELASTICO E DUREZZA
      MASSAI DIANA NADA CATERINA
      2019 - 2019 (Completed)
    • RESISTENZA ALL'ESTRAZIONE DI IMPIANTI DENTALI
      TERZINI MARA
      2018 - 2019 (Completed)
    • W.D.PLATE
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2018 - 2019 (Completed)
    • SIMULAZIONE FLUIDODINAMICA DEL COMPORTAMENTO DI STENT MULTILAYER NEL TRATTAMENTO DELL'ANEURISMA AORTICA
      GALLO DIEGO
      2017 - 2018 (Completed)
    • IRMI - CREAZIONE DI UN’INFRASTRUTTURA MULTIREGIONALE (ITALIAN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE INFRASTRUCTURE) PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE TERAPIE AVANZATE FINALIZZATE ALLA RIGENERAZIONE D’ORGANI E TESSUTI
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2013 - 2018 (Completed)
    • PROGETTO FORMATIVO IRMI
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2013 - 2018 (Completed)
    • PROGRAMMA DI RICERCA RELATIVO A ALL’AFO (ANKLE-FOOT-ORTHOSIS) ÓPPONENT
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2016 - 2017 (Completed)
    • BIOPROCESSO PER L'OTTIMIZZAZIONE DI COSTRUTTI 3D CON CARDIOSFERE PER LA MEDICINA RIGENERATIVA CARDIACA
      MORBIDUCCI UMBERTO
      2014 - 2017 (Completed)
    • AGEING EFFECTS ON HUMAN AORTA: FROM SHAPE TO FLOWS
      MORBIDUCCI UMBERTO
      2016 - 2016 (Completed)
    • RICOSTRUZIONE NUMERICA PERSONALIZZATA DI FEMORI PROSSIMALI
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2015 - 2016 (Completed)
    • OTTIMIZZAZIONE DI UN DISPOSITIVO PER COLTURA CELLULARE DI TIPO DINAMICO ...
      MORBIDUCCI UMBERTO
      2015 - 2015 (Completed)
    • “MODELLAZIONE DI DUE SITUAZIONI IMPLANTARI PER RIABILITAZIONE ODONTOSTOMATOLOGICA E ANALISI STRUTTURALE FEM”
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2015 - 2015 (Completed)
    • A.B. MAG - ACTIVE BIOMEDICAL MAGNESIUM
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2014 - 2015 (Completed)
    • BBS - BIOACTIVE BONE SUBSTITUTES
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2012 - 2014 (Completed)
    • PROTOTIPO DI BIOREATTORE INGEGNERIZZATO - PROBING
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2012 - 2014 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO DI SISTEMA DI COMPATTAZIONE RSU INNOVATIVO
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2012 - 2013 (Completed)
    • PROTOCOLLO PER ANALISI IN VIVO DI DATI FLUIDODINAMICI IN AORTA TORACICA
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2011 - 2013 (Completed)
    • FIDIS - FISSATORE INTERNO DINAMICO SENSORIZZATO
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2010 - 2013 (Completed)
    • BIOSCENT, BIOACTIVE HIGHLY POROUS AND INJECTABLE SCAFFOLDS CONTROLLING STEM CELL RECRUITMENT, PROLIFERATION AND DIFFERENTIATION AND ENABLING ANGIOGENESIS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR ENGINEERED TISSUES
      AUDENINO ALBERTO, MONTEVECCHI FRANCO MARIA
      2009 - 2013 (Completed)
    • PROGETTO ROBOMAN CHIRURGIA DEL BACINO ......
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2012 - 2012 (Completed)
    • PROGETTAZIONE BIOMECCANICA DELLA CHIRURGIA RICOSTRUTTIVA PELVICA
      AUDENINO ALBERTO
      2010 - 2012 (Completed)
    • CONFRONTO COPPIE DI SERRAGGIO NECESSARIE PER L'INSERIMENTO DI VITI PER SINTESI INTERNA DI FRATTURE OSSEE
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2011 - 2011 (Completed)
    • ANALISI FEM DEGLI EFFETTI DELLA D.P.O. (DOUBLE PELVIC OSTEOTOMY) SU CANE DISPLASICO
      BIGNARDI CRISTINA
      2010 - 2010 (Completed)

Publications