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Name Holden, Elizabeth
Group Mathematical Medicine and Biology
Room C32, Math Sci
Telephone +44 (0) 115 95 13858 [direct dial]
Thesis Title New effective descriptions of deformable, adaptively remodelling biological tissue
Thesis Abstract Biological tissue is distinguished from materials described historically by continuum mechanical theory by its ability to grow and remodel adaptively, regulated by complex processes occurring within autonomous discrete cells. This project will seek to develop improved mathematical representations of a wide class of deformable, adaptively remodelling materials, accommodating the influence both of microscale (cell-scale) and mesoscale (tissue structure and mechanics) effects on corresponding macroscale (tissue-scale) formulations, exploiting a combination of multiscale asymptotic homogenisation techniques, mathematical modelling and detailed numerical simulation.
School contact information School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 4949
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 4951