New insights and perspectives on impact biomechanics for human tissues: from injury prevention, protection to protective equipment

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The dynamic behavior of human tissues is a vibrant field in mechanics and materials science with significant applications in aerospace, traffic engineering, and other industries. In contemporary times, extensive attention has been devoted to injury prevention and protection for human tissue as well as the relationship between biomaterial structure and function at all length scales under impact loading.

The scope of this Special Issue encompasses theoretical, numerical, and experimental research on the dynamic mechanical behavior of biomaterials and biomimetic materials, as well as novel techniques for studying human tissue across a wide range of strain rates. Additionally, investigations into multiscale design for protective properties of human tissues under intense loading are included within the scope of this issue.

Guest editors:

Weiyi Chen

Prof. Weiyi Chen, PhD 

College of Biomedical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China

(human tissues, injury prevention, biomaterial characterization);

Zhihua Wang

Prof. Zhihua Wang, PhD 

College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China

(impact dynamics; mechanics of biomaterials, failure of biomaterial, biomimetic material);

Xiaohu Yao

Prof. Xiaohu Yao, PhD 

School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

(impact dynamics; impact protection, plasticity and fracture, computational mechanics)

Manuscript submission information:

Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts online to the journal Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters through the Editorial Manager System link: 

When submitting your manuscript please choose the special issue “VSI: impact biomechanics for human tissues” from the choice of submission types. The manuscript will go through the regular peer review process before being accepted. 

The submission is open from now to 1-May-2024;
The deadline for acceptance is 1-June-2024.  

Please visit the journal website for additional notes for the authors: 


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