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Andrea Menichetti

Andrea Menichetti
KU Leuven | ku leuven · Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

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8 Research Items
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Introduction
Andrea Menichetti currently works at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leuven. Andrea does research in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering. Their current project is 'Biomechanics of Cerebral Contusions: an injury criterion for developing safer headgear'.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - April 2017
Flinders University
Position
  • Visiting Research Student
September 2015 - April 2016
Reykjavik University
Position
  • Master's Student
Education
January 2014 - July 2016
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Publications (8)
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Controlled cortical impact (CCI) on porcine brain is often utilized to investigate the pathophysiology and functional outcome of focal traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as cerebral contusion (CC). Using a finite element (FE) model of the porcine brain, the localized brain strain and strain rate resulting from CCI can be computed and compared to th...
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Objective Cerebral contusions (CC) represent a frequent lesion in traumatic brain injury, with potential morbidity from mass effect and tissue loss. Better understanding of the mechanical etiology will help to improve head protection. The goal of this study is to investigate the threshold for mechanical impact parameters to induce CC in an in vivo...
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Cycling accidents are the leading cause of sports-related head injuries in the US. Conventional bicycle helmets typically consist of polycarbonate shell over Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam and are tested with drop tests to evaluate a helmet’s ability to reduce head kinematics. Within the last decade, novel helmet technologies have been proposed to...
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The regional dynamic mechanical properties of mouse, rat, pig, and human brain tissue were compared directly in this first-of-its-kind study. Our results suggest the use of pig or mouse brain tissue as suitable surrogates to characterise human brain tissue. The importance of this work is highlighted by the extensive use of constitutive data from an...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Finite element models of the human head are used widely to simulate TBI loading scenarios, to improve the understanding of the mechanical pathogenesis of head trauma. The reliability of such computational models depends strongly on the accuracy of the mechanica...
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Many surgical decisions taken in the operating theatre are based on the experience and the expertise of the surgeon. Using biomechanical and computational data can provide additional information for the surgeon. By carrying out biomechanical trials pre-operatively as well as a full three dimensional analysis of the skeletal structure of the patient...
Conference Paper
Many surgical decisions taken in the operating theatre are based on the experience and the expertise of the surgeon. Using biomechanical and computational data can provide additional information for the surgeon. By carrying out biomechanical trials pre-operatively as well as a full three dimensional analysis of the skeletal structure of the patient...
Conference Paper
Abstract Total Hip Replacement (THR) is one of the most successful operations in all of medicine, however surgeons just rely on their experience and expertise when choosing between cemented or cementless stem, without having any quantitative guidelines. The aim of this project is to provide clinicians with some tools to support in their decision m...

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Projects (2)
Project
Mechanical characterization of brain tissue and finite element simulation of head impact to determine traumatic brain injury threshold.
Project
- To develop an explicit FE model to simulate the impact of a mass on the proximal femur that reproduces the impact energy representative of a sideways fall; - DOE to investigate the model sensitivity to some parameters.