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Mechanical Characterization of Biomaterials

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Room 218 A/219 A

Mechanical Characterization of Biomaterials


For most biomaterials, having appropriate mechanical properties is critical for their performance following implantation. For example, tissue engineering scaffolds must be design to withstand the strong forces while matching the mechanical properties of the adjacent tissues. Depending on the type of materials (e.g., ceramics and metals, hard and soft plastics, hydrogels, tissue-based), the mechanical behaviors and, thus, the methods for mechanical characterization and criteria for assessment vary significantly. This session will feature studies of biomaterials that put a strong emphasis on mechanical characterization, constitutive modeling, and/or tuning of mechanical properties in material designs.

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