Biomechanical Engineering

Biomechanical Engineering : From Biosystems to Implant Technology

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Whether talking about the tendons, bones, or the heart, each part of the human biological system has a mechanical function that is studied at a variety of levels. As such, the field of biomechanics attracts interest from those studying anatomy, physiology, engineering, orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sport science and medicine, ergonomics, and electro-physiological kinesiology among other disciplines. "Biomechanical Engineering: From Biosystems to Implant Technology" is the first comprehensive text for biomechanical engineers. Organized according to the success of the program at the Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College, Dublin, chapters are written for clarity of exposition and explanation with the student in mind. It offers a broad scope covering all the topics in biomechanics/biomechanical engineering. It includes Online ancillary material to enhance the learning experience, and provides a cohesive treatment of the subject based on proven teaching at a leading university.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0123704723
  • 9780123704726

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Biomechanics: tissues and systems in the human body; Chapter 2: Connective tissues: growth of microstructural hierarchies; Chapter 3: Bone mechanics: anisotropic elasticity and failure; Chapter 4: Ligament and tendon: viscoelasticity and failure; Chapter 5: Cartilage: biphasic poroelasticity; Chapter 6: Muscle: passive and active behaviour; Chapter 7: Biofluids: Non-Newtonian Behaviour; Chapter 8: Synovial joints: lubrication; Chapter 9: Biomaterials and Biocompatibility; Chapter 10: Metallic biomaterials; Chapter 11: Ceramic biomaterials; Chapter 12: Polymeric biomaterials; Chapter 13: Mechanobiology I: Bone remodeling theories from Wolffs law onwards; Chapter 14: Mechanobiology II: Tissue differentiation theories from Pauwels onwards; Chapter 15: Musculoskeletal system; Chapter 16: Impact biomechanics; Chapter 17: Diseases and surgical interventions; Chapter 18: Ageing; Chapter 19: Orthopaedic fixation devices; Chapter 20: Joint arthroplasty implants; Chapter 21: Cardiovascular system and analysis of cardiovascular interventions; Chapter 22: Standards, pre-clinical testing, and innovation of medical devices; Chapter 23: Tissue Engineering for connective tissues; Appendix 1: Self learning assignments; Appendix 2: Laboratory assignments
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