Thu, 02 Mar 2023
14:00 - 15:00
Lecture Room 3
Jonathan Whiteley
Oxford University

Skeletal joints are often modelled as two adjacent layers of poroviscoelastic cartilage that are permitted to slide past each other.  The talk will begin by outlining a mathematical model that may be used, focusing on two unusual features of the model: (i) the solid component of the poroviscoelastic body has a charged surface that ionises the fluid within the pores, generating a swelling pressure; and (ii) appropriate conditions are required at the interface between the two adjacent layers of cartilage.  The remainder of the talk will then address various theoretical and practical issues in computing a finite element solution of the governing equations.


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