This book describes the fundamental knowledge of mechanics and its application to biomaterials. An overivew of computer modeling in biomaterials is offered and multiple fields where biomaterials are used are reviewed with particular emphasis to the importance of the mechanical properties of biomaterials. The reader will obtain a better understanding of the current techniqus to synthesize, characterize and integrate biomaterials into the human body.
Table of Contents
Overview of Mechanical Behavior of Materials. Overview of Nonlinear Solid Mechanics. Introduction to Mechanics of Biomaterials. Biomaterials in Devices. Biomaterials in 3D printing. Cell Constituents as a Biomaterial. Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering. Biomaterials in/for Cancer Research. Nanobiomaterials.Multiscale Biomaterial Mechanics. Biomolecular Modeling in Biomaterials. Finite Element Analysis in Biomaterials. Biomaterial Perspectives
Dr. Hayenga is the PI of the Vascular Mechanobiology Lab at UT Dallas. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers in mechanotransduction. Dr. Aranda-Espinoza directrs the Cell Biophysics Lab at the U of Maryland. He has published over 125 papers and journal articles in cell biomechanics and related areas.
"This is a comprehensive, yet easily understood, book on biomaterial mechanics. Fundamental equations and their corresponding descriptions provide a great background for one to quickly grasp key concepts. Well done, a quality and educational read."
— Kevin L. Ong, Exponent, Inc, USA