Materiomics: Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and Structures, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3709115744
  • ISBN-13: 9783709115749
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 149 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Multiscale mechanics of hierarchical materials plays a crucial role in understanding and engineering biological and bioinspired materials and systems. The mechanical science of hierarchical tissues and cells in biological systems has recently emerged as an exciting area of research and provides enormous opportunities for innovative basic research and technological advancement. Such advances could enable us to provide engineered materials and structure with properties that resemble those of biological systems, in particular the ability to self-assemble, to self-repair, to adapt and evolve, and to provide multiple functions that can be controlled through external cues. This book presents material from leading researchers in the field of mechanical sciences of biological materials and structure, with the aim to introduce methods and applications to a wider range of engineers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Multi-Scale Modeling of Biomaterials and Tissues.
3: Microelectromechanical Systems (MENS) Platforms for Testing the Mechanical Properties of Collagen Fibrils.
4: Multiscale Modeling of Diffusion Phenomena in Polymers.
5: Advances in Experimental Cell Biology and Cell-Material Interactions.
6: Microfluidic Platforms for Human Disease Cell Mechanics Studies.
7: Continuum Analyses of Structures Containing Cracks.