The Henak Lab
The Henak Lab combines experimental and computational techniques across length scales to evaluate multiscale mechanics in the context of joint disease.
Cartilage damage induced during impact is visualized using SEM.
Local probability of fissure as predicted using first principal strain rate.
Depth-dependent shear behavior of ankle and knee cartilage.
Notched cartilage sample tested to failure.
The central hypothesis of the Henak Lab is that the tissue-scale mechanical environment can be used to understand and predict orthopedic diseases.
Current research is focused on osteoarthrits and post-traumatic osteoarthritis.