Faculty

Ellen Arruda

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations: Biomedical Engineering, Macromolecular Sciences and Engineering

Contact
arruda@umich.edu
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Ellen Arruda

Research

Ellen’s work includes mechanical behavior of materials including polymers, elastomers and soft tissue; tissue engineering of tendon and muscle constructs; constitutive modeling of growth, remodeling and functional adaptation in soft tissue; deformation mechanisms in polymers; crystal transformation mechanisms in semi-crystalline polymers; split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of polymers and elastomers for high strain rate applications including crashworthiness in automotive applications.

Research Areas

Biology Applications and Engineering
Materials: Calculations; Simulations and Modeling