Biomaterials and medical tribology: Research and development

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Medical tribology can be defined as the science of tribological phenomena in the human body, both those that naturally occur in the tissues or organs and those that arise after implantation of an artificial device, while biomaterials are inert substances designed to be incorporated into living systems. Biomaterials and medical tribology brings together a collection of high quality articles and case studies focussing on new research and developments in these two important fields....
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Biomaterials and Medical Tribology: Research and Development

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Overview

Medical tribology can be defined as the science of tribological phenomena in the human body, both those that naturally occur in the tissues or organs and those that arise after implantation of an artificial device, while biomaterials are inert substances designed to be incorporated into living systems. Biomaterials and medical tribology brings together a collection of high quality articles and case studies focussing on new research and developments in these two important fields.

The book provides details of the different types of biomaterial available and their applications, including nanoparticles for biomedical applications, synergism effects during fiction and fretting corrosion experiments, application of biomedical-grade titanium alloys in trabecular bone and artificial joints, fatigue strengthening of an orthopaedic Ti6AI4V alloy, wear determination on retrieved metal-on-metal hip arthoplasty, natural articular joints, the importance of bearing porosity in engineering and natural lubrication, tribological characterization of human tooth enamel, and finally, liposome-based carrier systems and devices used for pulmonary drug delivery.

Biomaterials and medical tribology is an essential reference for materials scientists, engineers, and researchers in the field of medical tribology. The title also provides an overview for academics and clinicians in this area.

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This book is an essential reference for materials scientists, engineers, and researchers in the field of medical tribology. The title also provides an overview for academics and clinicians in this area., AZoM
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Joao Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997 and the Aggregation from the University of Coimbra in 2005. Currently, he is Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro and Head of MACTRIB - Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has more than 24 years of teaching and research experience in machining, tribology and manufacturing processes. He is the Editor of four international journals, and also guest editor, editorial board member, reviewer and scientific advisor for many international journals and conferences. He has also published more than 300 articles in SCI journals (h-index 15) and conferences.
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Table of Contents

Nanoparticle for biomedical applications: Current status, trends and future challenges; Synergism effects during friction and fretting corrosion experiments – focusing on biomaterials used as orthopedic implants; The application of biomedical grade titanium alloys in trabecular bone and artificial joints; Fatigue strengthening of an orthopaedic Ti6Al4V alloy: What is the potential of a final shot peening process? Wear determination on retrieved metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty: An example of extreme wear; Natural articular joints: Model of a lamellar-roller-bearings lubrication and the nature of the cartilage surface; Importance of bearing porosity in engineering and natural lubrication; Tribological characterization of human tooth enamel; Liposomes based carrier systems and devices for pulmonary drug delivery

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