Prof. Dr. Ralf Kornhuber
Prof. Dr. Peter Deuflhard
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
The goal of this project is to develop robust tools to provide predictions of musculoskeletal loading by coupling generic forward dynamics multi-body systems with inverse dynamics approaches to be used in partner project C-4 for analyzing patient specific data. Such global models are to be coupled with local finite element descriptions of the joints, which allow for a 3D resolution of menisci, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments. In a first step, the necessary boundary conditions will be taken directly from the global multibody model. We will then extend this one-way coupling to a complete integration of the local finite element model into the global one, in order to let the overall simulations benefit from the highly resolved joint model.