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Anna Gustafsson joined the Biomechanics group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lund University, in January 2014 when she did her master's thesis work on the mechanics of the Achilles tendon. Since then, her work has been mostly focused on bone mechanics. In 2015, she did a finite element study of an atypical fracture in the femoral shaft in collaboration with the Orthopaedic Department at Linköping University.

In December 2019, the defended her doctoral thesis called “The role of microstructure for crack propagation in cortical bone”. During her thesis work, she studied damage mechanisms in bone at multiple length scales using a combination of experimental and numerical techniques. Large part of the work was devoted to developing a computational modelling framework for simulating crack propagation in cortical bone at the microscale using the extended finite element method (XFEM). More recently, she has been working on an organ scale fracture model of the human femur. For more details on the projects, please visit the research pages.

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