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BioEngineering-Structural Aspects of Biomaterials

Course Summary

This course is based on Bioeng/ME C117 Structural Aspects of Biomaterials made available by University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley under the Creative commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 license.
This course covers the mechanical and structural aspects of biological tissues and their replacements. Tissue structure and mechanical function are addressed. Natural and synthetic load-bearing biomaterials for clinical and medical applications are reviewed. Biocompatibility of biomaterials and host response to structural implants are also examined. (Includes a full set of video lectures.)

Quantitative treatment of biomechanical issues and constitutive relationships of tissues and biomaterials are covered. Material selection for load-bearing applications including reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiology. Mechanical design for longevity including topics of fatigue, wear, and fracture. Use of bioresorbable implants and hybrid materials. Directions in tissue engineering.

Reading Material

1. Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Norman E Dowling, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN 9780131863125
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