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Author Pruitt, Lisa A.

Title Mechanics of biomaterials : fundamental principles for implant design / Lisa A. Pruitt, Ayyana M. Chakravartula
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 681 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering
Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering.
Contents Biocompatibility, sterilization and materials selection for implant design -- Metals for medical implants -- Ceramics -- Polymers -- Mechanical behavior of structural tissues -- Viscoelasticity -- Failure theories -- Fracture mechanics -- Fatigue -- Friction, lubrication and wear -- Regulatory affairs and testing -- Orthopedics -- Cardiovascular devices -- Oral and maxillofacial devices -- Soft tissue replacements -- Selected topics from mechanics of materials -- Table of material properties of engineering biomaterials and tissues -- Teaching methodologies in biomaterials
Summary "Teaching mechanical and structural biomaterials concepts for successful medical implant design, this self-contained text provides a complete grounding for students and newcomers to the field. Split into three sections: Materials, Mechanics and Case Studies, it begins with a review of sterilization, biocompatibility and foreign body response before presenting the fundamental structures of synthetic biomaterials and natural tissues. Mechanical behavior of materials is then discussed in depth, covering elastic deformation, viscoelasticity and time-dependent behavior, multiaxial loading and complex stress states, yielding and failure theories, and fracture mechanics. The final section on clinical aspects of medical devices provides crucial information on FDA regulatory issues and presents case studies in four key clinical areas: orthopedics, cardiovascular devices, dentistry and soft tissue implants. Each chapter ends with a list of topical questions, making this an ideal course textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and also a self-study tool for engineers, scientists and clinicians"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biomedical and Dental Materials.
Prostheses and Implants.
Dental Prosthesis Design.
Prosthesis Design.
Stress, Mechanical.
Biomedical materials.
Prosthesis -- Design and construction.
Form Electronic book
Author Chakravartula, Ayyana M.
ISBN 0511977921 (electronic bk.)
1139110209 (ebook)
113912739X (electronic bk.)
9780511977923 (electronic bk.)
9781139110204 (ebook)
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