Leping Li

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

PhD

Ben-Gurion University

MSc

Wuhan University

BSc

Wuhan University

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.7537

Web presence

Personal website

Location

Mechanical Engineering Building: MEB422

Courses

Engineering Statics (ENGG 202)

Mechanics of Solids (ENGG 317)

Dynamics (ENGG 349)

Mechanics of Materials for Energy Engineering (ENER 360)

Mechanics of Deformable Solids II (ENME 479)

Undergraduate Student Project (ENME 538)

Mechanics of Porous and Viscous Materials (ENME 619.13)

Numerical Methods for Engineers (ENME 631)

Graduate Students Seminars (ENME 713) 


Preferred method of communication

Email


Research

Research areas

  • Cartilage biomechanics
  • Joint mechanics
  • Tissue mechanics
  • Cell mechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Applied mechanics

Research activities

Research in biomechanics and applied mechanics

Dr. Li's recent research is focused on the mechanics and mechanobiology of articular cartilage and human/animal knee joints, using both computational and experimental methods. He also works on numerical analysis of soil-pipe interaction and other engineering structures.

His recent research contributions include the development of a fibril-reinforced theory of articular cartilage, which has been frequently cited in the area of cartilage mechanics. He pioneered the study of fluid pressure load support in patient-specific knee joint models.


Biography

Dr. LePing Li is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He is a member of the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE). 

His PhD thesis work was highlighted in a monograph, "Poroelastic Structures," which was published by Elsevier Science (First edition, 2000; electronic edition, 2007) and has been collected by engineering libraries worldwide.


Publications

Selected publications

Li LP, Soulhat J, Buschmann MD and Shirazi-Adl A (1999). Nonlinear analysis of cartilage in unconfined ramp compression using a fibril reinforced poroelastic model. Clinical Biomechanics 14, 673-682
| Cited By in Scopus (170)

Li LP, Buschmann MD and Shirazi-Adl A (2000). A fibril reinforced nonhomogeneous poroelastic model for articular cartilage: inhomogeneous response in unconfined compression. Journal of Biomechanics 33, 1533-1541
| Cited By in Scopus (117)

Li LP, Buschmann MD and Shirazi-Adl A (2001). The asymmetry of transient response in compression vs release for cartilage in unconfined compression. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 123, 519-522
| Cited By in Scopus (17)

Li LP, Buschmann MD and Shirazi-Adl A (2002). The role of fibril reinforcement in the mechanical behavior of cartilage. Biorheology 39 (1-2), 89-96
| Cited By in Scopus (20)

Li LP, Shirazi-Adl A and Buschmann MD (2002). Alterations in mechanical behavior of articular cartilage due to changes in depth varying material properties - a nonhomogeneous poroelastic model study. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 5, 45-52
| Cited By in Scopus (20)

Li LP, Shirazi-Adl A and Buschmann MD (2003). Investigation of mechanical behavior of articular cartilage by fibril reinforced poroelastic models. Biorheology 40 (1-3), 227-233
| Cited By in Scopus (20)

Li LP, Buschmann MD and Shirazi-Adl A (2003). Strain-rate dependent stiffness of articular cartilage in unconfined compression. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 125, 161-168 | (Erratum: 125, 566)
| Cited By in Scopus (85)

Li LP and Herzog W (2004). Strain-rate dependence of cartilage stiffness in unconfined compression: the role of fibril reinforcement versus tissue volume change in fluid pressurization. Journal of Biomechanics 37 (3), 375-382
| Cited By in Scopus (44)

Li LP and Herzog W (2004). The role of viscoelasticity of collagen fibers in articular cartilage: theory and numerical formulation. Biorheology 41 (3-4), 181-194
| Cited By in Scopus (42)

Li LP, Herzog W, Korhonen RK and Jurvelin JS (2005). The role of viscoelasticity of collagen fibers in articular cartilage: axial tension versus compression Medical Engineering & Physics 27 (1), 51-57 | Ranked 21 in the Top 25 Hottest Articles, 2nd quarter of 2005; Ranked 14 in the Top 25 Hottest Articles, 4th quarter of 2005
| Cited By in Scopus (58)

Li LP and Herzog W (2005). Electromechanical response of articular cartilage in indentation - Considerations on the determination of cartilage properties during arthroscopy. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 8 (2), 83-91
| Cited By in Scopus (9)

Li LP and Herzog W (2006). Arthroscopic evaluation of cartilage degeneration using indentation testing - Influence of indenter geometry. Clinical Biomechanics 21, 420-426
| Cited By in Scopus (25)

Li LP, Korhonen RK, Iivarinen J, Jurvelin, JS and Herzog W (2008). Fluid pressure driven fibril reinforcement in creep and relaxation tests of articular cartilage. Medical Engineering & Physics 30 (2), 182-189 | Ranked 13 in the Top 25 Hottest Articles, 1st quarter of 2008
| Cited By in Scopus (37)

Li LP, Cheung JTM and Herzog W (2009). Three-dimensional fibril-reinforced finite element model of articular cartilage. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 47(6), 607-615
| Cited By in Scopus (51)

Gu KB and Li LP (2011). A human knee joint model considering fluid pressure and fiber orientation in cartilages and menisci. Medical Engineering & Physics 33(4), 497-503 | Ranked 22 in the Top 25 Hottest Articles, 1st quarter of 2011; Ranked 23 in the Top 25 Hottest Articles, 2nd quarter of 2011
| Cited By in Scopus (53)

Kazemi M, Li LP, Savard P and Buschmann MD (2011). Creep behavior of the intact and meniscectomy knee joints. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 4(7), 1351-1358
| Cited By in Scopus (44)

Li LP and Gu KB (2011). Reconsideration on the use of elastic models to predict the instantaneous load response of the knee joint . Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine 225(9), 888-896
| Cited By in Scopus (15)

Kazemi M, Li LP, Buschmann MD and Savard P (2012). Partial meniscectomy changes fluid pressurization in articular cartilage in human knees. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 134(2), 021001, 10 pages
| Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles, March 2012 | Figure on the coverpage of the issue
| Cited By in Scopus (21)

Kazemi M and Li LP (2012). Computational poromechanics of human knee joint. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 341, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/341/1/012014, 6 pages

Kazemi M, Dabiri Y and Li LP (2013). Review article : Recent advances in computational mechanics of the human knee joint (Table of contents). Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine (Click here for volumes from 1997-2010) Vol. 2013, Article ID 718423, doi: 10.1155/2013/718423, 27 pages
| Cited By in Scopus (39)

Dabiri Y and Li LP (2013). Altered knee joint mechanics in simple compression associated with early cartilage degeneration. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine Vol. 2013, Article ID 862903, doi: 10.1155/2013/862903, 11 pages
| Cited By in Scopus (11)

Atarod M, Rosvold JM, Kazemi M, Li LP, Frank CB and Shrive NG (2013). Inter-insertional distance is a poor correlate for ligament load: Analysis from in vivo gait kinetics data. Journal of Biomechanics 46 (13), 2264-2270
| Cited By in Scopus (5)

Dabiri Y and Li LP (2013). Influences of the depth-dependent material inhomogeneity of articular cartilage on the fluid pressurization in the human knee. Medical Engineering & Physics 35(11), 1591-1598
| Cited By in Scopus (9)

Kazemi M and Li LP (2014). A viscoelastic poromechanical model of the knee joint in large compression. Medical Engineering & Physics 36(8), 998-1006
| Cited By in Scopus (9)

Dabiri Y and Li LP (2015). Focal cartilage defect compromises fluid-pressure dependent load support in the knee joint. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 31(6), DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2713, 12 pages
| Cited By in Scopus (5)

Ahsanizadeh S and Li LP (2015). Visco-hyperelastic constitutive modeling of soft tissues based on short and long-term internal variables. BioMedical Engineering OnLine 14:29, DOI: 10.1186/s12938-015-0023-7, 16 pages
| Highly Accessed | Cited By in Scopus (5)

Ahsanizadeh S and Li LP (2015). Strain-rate dependent nonlinear tensile properties of the superficial zone of articular cartilage. Connective Tissue Research 56(6), 469-476 (Online)
| Cited By in Scopus (4)

Rodriguez ML and Li LP (2017). Compression-rate-dependent nonlinear mechanics of normal and impaired porcine knee joints. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 18:447, DOI: 10.1186/s12891-017-1805-9, 10 pages
| Cited By in Scopus (0)


Awards

2017/2018, Schulich School of Engineering, Research Achievement Award