Leonardo Geronzi ESR 02 of the MeDiTATe project has been selected as one of the finalists for the SB3C PhD level award competition in the context of the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, & Biotransport Conference (SB3C). The event  takes place during these days (4 – 8 June 2023) at the Grand Hyatt Vail, Colorado.

The work presented by Leonardo GeronziTuning of the mechanical boundary conditions parameters for a patient-specific thoracic aorta model” presents a procedure to tune the parameters controlling the mechanical boundary conditions (BCs) of a thoracic aorta (TA) model in fluid-structure interaction analysis. These parameters specifically account for the displacement caused by the heart at the level of the aortic annulus. The mechanical BCs introduced consist of a group of viscoelastic components that represent the support provided by the soft tissue and replicate the interaction between the aorta and the spine. By exploiting the information derived from 2D cine-MRI sequences, the parameters governing the BCs are calibrated to achieve a better correspondence between the displacement of the simulated model and the displacement derived from the images.

Congratulations Leonardo Geronzi and fingers crossed! 🤞