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Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering Research

There are 20 full time academic staff, 33 research students and research staff and a number of international visitors in this research area.

The aims of the group is to develop novel theories, methods and procedures in applied mechanics and apply these to real life problems and design.


Applied mechanics research group activities can be classified as:

  • Orthopaedics Biomechanics and human body motion analysis.
  • Dynamical Systems, Performance Enhancement and Optimal Control
  • Population driven search algorithms; biologically or in general inspired from the nature.


  • Human body motion modelling, kinematics, dynamics and inverse dynamics.
  • Soft tissue modelling, muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage.
  • Biofluid mechanics  and cardiac assist devices.
  • Microcirculation
  • Orthopaedic devices analysis and design
  • Modelling of the ear