MΞDISIM (also possibly spelled M3DISIM and pronounced like "medicine" with a final "m") is an Inria project-team, joint with Ecole Polytechnique, part of LMS (Laboratoire de Mécanique des Solides, UMR-7649 Ecole Polytechnique - Mines ParisTech - CNRS/INSIS), and affiliated with the Inria Saclay Ile-de-France Research Center on the Ecole Polytechnique campus.

Our team aims at proposing novel mathematical and numerical methods and tools in the realm of the biomechanical modeling of tissues and organs, with a non-exclusive focus on the cardiovascular system.

Our intended contributions thus comprise:

(1) modeling components per se, individually and within coupling relations

(2) inverse problem methodologies, in order to benefit from the various available data to compensate for the many uncertainties inherent to such natural systems

(3) numerical procedures specifically formulated – and analysed – to be effective for the types of direct and inverse problems considered

(4) experimental studies and clinical applications, carried out both within the team and through various collaborations, in relation to the above modeling objectives. This is by construction a multidisciplinary enterprise, at the crossroads of applied mathematics, mechanics, bioengineering, and medical applications.